The Resource A grain of wheat

A grain of wheat

Label
A grain of wheat
Title
A grain of wheat
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The works of Kenyan author Ngugi have made a powerful impact throughout the world. A Grain of Wheat was recognised as one of Africa's 100 best books of the twentieth century in an initiative organised by the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. The central action in this novel by Ngugi wa Thiong'o takes place in December of 1963 in a village in Kenya that is preparing for the coming of Uhuru (Independence). However, the plot is non-linear, with a wealth of flashbacks and various twists and turns. There are also multiple storylines which are well-woven into a fascinating tapestry. The main story is indeed the coming of Independence Day, part of which involves identifying the person who betrayed Kihika, one of the leading freedom fighters from the village. Many of the flashbacks along this storyline involve the fight for freedom as well as details about what occurred in the detention camps. Another prominent storyline is that involving a love triangle between Mumbi and her two suitors, Gikonyo and Karanja. A third intriguing storyline involves Mugo, a man whom everyone recognizes as different yet feels drawn to. Ngugi portrays his inner conflict masterfully, especially in using biblical allusions to both Moses and Judas in relation to Mugo."--Www.mouthshut.com (Oct. 22, 2010)
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PZ4.N5688
  • PR9381.9.N45
LC item number
Gr
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
African writers series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
Label
A grain of wheat
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Published under the author's earlier name: James Ngugi
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780435900366
Lccn
67092814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)316782
Label
A grain of wheat
Publication
Note
Published under the author's earlier name: James Ngugi
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
vii, 280 pages
Isbn
9780435900366
Lccn
67092814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)316782

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