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Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Ngugi wa Thiong o Read Ò A Grain of Wheat (Penguin Modern Classics) ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ngugi wa Thiong o ´ 0 Free download Etals of Blood 1977 Ngugi was chair of the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1977 He left Kenya in 1982 and taught at various universities in the United States before he became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University in 1992If you enjoyed A Grain of Wheat you might like Chinua Achebe s Things Fall Apart also available in Penguin Modern Classics With Ngugi history is a living tissue this book adds cubits to his already considerable stature Guardia Historical fiction set on events leading up to the liberation Huhuru of Kenya from British rule in 1963 The author creates different characters and situations that demonstrate the challenges of becoming independent Among them violence corruption racism and sexism What I found interesting about this book is how there are a few protagonists that present the plot of the story This at times can get confusing and challenging for the reader trying to keep up with all the characters and stories The author also moves back and forth in time making it difficult to follow the stories Overall a very good novel that gives you an insight in a period of history not just in Kenya but throughout the African continent

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Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Ngugi wa Thiong o Read Ò A Grain of Wheat (Penguin Modern Classics) ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ngugi wa Thiong o ´ 0 Free download A masterly story of myth rebellion love friendship and betrayal from one of Africa s great writers Ngugi wa Thiong o s A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah author of By the Sea in Penguin Modern ClassicsIt is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru Independence Day The mighty british government has been toppled and in the lull between the fighting and the new world colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost In the village of Thabai the men and women who live there ha A well written fiction can be a great introduction to history and provoke understanding that is deeper than factual learning of the history This book written only a few years after the historical setting of the story by a young only 28 year old writer then is a remarkable example The story of Kenyans during the 4 days before the independence from British Empire a very precarious time of the nation with the thick dark cloud of violent future typical of a birth of a new nation The story goes back and forth between current time and the 1950 s since Mau Mau and the characters mysterious and reclusive Mugo love triangle of Mumbi Karanja and Gikonyo and political martyr Kihika testify the multilayered views on the suffering survival and fights of the Kenyans as well as daunting tasks of sorting out the history after liberation There are uite clear motifs Moses the holy family Joseph and Mary crucifixion Judas etc symbolizing judgment betrayals forgiveness confession rebirth hope and despair It is entertaining as a page turning drama full of suspense of looking for the traitor but it is also a very complex and rich literature not only with great plot but also with philosophical and political weighthistorical and philosophical weight

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Summary ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Ngugi wa Thiong o Read Ò A Grain of Wheat (Penguin Modern Classics) ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ngugi wa Thiong o ´ 0 Free download Ve been transformed irrevocably by the uprising Kihika legendary rebel leader was fatally betrayed to the whiteman Gikonyo s marriage to the beautiful Mumbi was destroyed when he was imprisoned while her life has been shattered in other ways And Mugo brave survivor of the camps and now a village hero harbours a terrible secret As events unfold compromises are forced friendships are betrayed and loves are testedKenyan novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong o is the author of Weep Not Child 1964The River Between 1965and P An intimate look at a grueling experience that few of us can imagine How individuals overcome the heinous treatment given in the name of providing better governance to a society I don t knowThis is human nature at its best its most raw its purestDespite the extreme differences in culture and lifestyle the reader is left with knowing and empathizing with the characters at heart we are all the same our breed of animal we humans experience the same basic emotions love hate guilt anger fear resentment despair hope