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Questions about the works of the Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (born 1938) or his life as a writer.

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Meanings of the Kenyan dialect words used in "A Grain of Wheat"?

I've started reading A Grain of Wheat by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (available here), and it contains quite a few of what I assume are Kenyan dialect words. Not enough to make it unreadable for me - most of ...
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Before reading "A Grain of Wheat," what historical facts and cultural context are useful to know?

I'm looking to read A Grain of Wheat, by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o. However, I'm very unfamiliar with the history and culture of Kenya, to the point where I know practically nothing about it. But I do know ...
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