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A Grain Of Wheat Essay

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A GRAIN OF WHEAT
A Grain of Wheat is a novel by a Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o which was first published in 1967 by Heinemann. It talks of when the British colonizers come to Kenya; they strengthen their hold on the territory by building a great railroad. Waiyaki and other warrior leaders took up arms against this imposition, but they were defeated. Most Kenyans gradually learn to make accommodations with the new regime, though the seeds of revolution spread underground in “the Movement,” known to the British as Mau Mau. The novel focuses on the Kenyan struggle for independence, and talks of betrayal, deceit and rivalry in the occasion of Kenya’s independence.
BETRAYAL IN THE CITY
Betrayal in The City is a novel by Francis Imbuga which was first published in 1976; this play from one of Africa's foremost dramatists is in the classic cannon. It is an
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This is a love story about a couple who live in Naivasha in unpleasant circumstances despite their education and previous professional circumstances. Naivasha is halfway between Nairobi (where Wanjeri wants to be) and Dundori (where her husband wishes to be). Their story is further complicated by Wanjeri’s sister who lives as the kept woman of an older white man.
COMING TO BIRTH
This is a novel by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye which was published in 1986. The novel throughout follows up on Kenya’s growth as a young independent nation. The political theme goes alongside a story of two young people in love; Martin and Paulina also the main characters. Their lives change as the events and happenings of the novel shift and turn.
HOW SHALL WE KILL THE BISHOP?
This is a novel by Lily Mabura which was published in 2012. It talks of an artist mourning for a brother who died in Bosnia, a restless young woman alerted to the possibility of life outside her tight knit community, an unemployed lawyer lingering in a Kenyan
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