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A Grain of Wheat

Narrated by: Ron Butler
Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Fiction, African-American
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Set 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.

©1967, 1986 Ngugi wa Thiong’o (P)2019 Tantor

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great book, wrong narrator

The narrator did not even bother to pronounce the author's name correctly. Otherwise, amazing book.

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One of Kenya's Great

I am glad I reread this book. Having read it as a student over 25 years ago I didn't appreciate the nuances of the stories Prof Ngugi wove. My one feedback for the Audible edition is for a better pronounciation of the book's characters and places...since they often repeat them....it can get irritating a bit how off the names were read out.