How does A Grain Of Wheat address freedom and the Kenyan struggle for Independence?

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The events that take place in A Grain of Wheat occur in the aftermath of British colonizers arriving in Kenya and stamping down their authority by building a massive railroad. The reaction of the various characters to this interference by the British forms the crux of this novel.

Ngugi wa Thiong'o addresses freedom by detailing the dissatisfaction of characters like Kihika, who encourages the implementation of guerilla warfare tactics against the British.

The Kenyan struggle for independence is detailed by events such as the capture of the Mahee police post and the assassination of District Officer Thomas Robson.

The novel continues by dealing with Kenya regaining its independence in 1963 and details the unmasking of those who betrayed the revolutionary movement.

Freedom and Kenya's struggle for independence are the main themes of this great book.

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In A Grain of Wheat , Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o presents numerous moral dilemmas that individual Kenyans faced regarding their participation, or lack...

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