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User Review  - roblong - LibraryThing

Novel set at the moment of Kenyan independence from the British, where the victorious Kenyans are not united but divided by their experience of colonial rule and the fight to be free. Tries to provide ... Read full review

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

A Grain of Wheat takes place during Kenya's struggle for independence from British rule in the 1950s. It centers around four central African characters and one British administrator. The central theme ... Read full review

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User Review  - akeela - LibraryThing

A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi. This novel is set on the eve of independence from British rule in Kenya, in the early 60s. The protagonists are a handful of men, including Gikonyo and Mugo who each face ... Read full review

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User Review  - deebee1 - LibraryThing

It is the eve of Uhuru (Independence Day) and in the village of Thabai somewhere in Kenya, preparations are being made for the big celebration, the successful end of many years of struggle under ... Read full review

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User Review  - kidzdoc - LibraryThing

This stunning and searing novel, which was written by Mr Thiong'o in 1967, is set in a village in Kenya just prior to the country's independence from Britain in 1963. However, much of the story takes ... Read full review

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User Review  - GlebtheDancer - LibraryThing

Set in Kenya on the eve of Uhuru (independence from Britain) in 1963, ‘A Grain of Wheat’ follows the lives of some of the men who had fought in the Mau Mau insurrections. Although the men should all ... Read full review

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A classical novel, exploiting the dark realty of struggle for and independence in Kenya. But why must Ngugi always use only Gikuyu characters (Mugo, Kihika, Muumbi..) in reflecting the war for national independence. The outside-country community who read of his works know of only one tribe in Kenya, and above all that fought for liberation.
[A review by Morriso Adamba)
 

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A GRAIN OF WHEAT

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User Review  - awils1 - LibraryThing

No doubt a beautiful book for its time, I couldn't handle the sexism of the story, and as such, had to give up on the read. Read full review


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