A Grain of Wheat by Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

A Grain of Wheat Paperback Mar 27 2013

By Ngugi Wa Thiong'o
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The Nobel Prize-nominated Kenyan writer's best-known novelSet in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952-1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin USA
Publication date
Mar 27 2013
Language
English
Pages
242
ISBN-13
9780143106760
ISBN-10
0143106767
Weight
204g
Dimensions
130.0mm x 193.0mm