A Grain of Wheat Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Research Kenyan independence and analyze the historical accuracy in this novel.

Essay Topic 2

Consider the settings of village, detention/concentration camp and town. How does setting affect the characters who interact in these places?

Essay Topic 3

Analyze the theme of loneliness in "A Grain of Wheat,"

Essay Topic 4

Explore the issues of race that are raised in this novel.

Essay Topic 5

Consider the romantic relationships in "A Grain of Wheat." How are they influenced by politics?

Essay Topic 6

Compare the Movement to the American Revolution or another historical movement toward independence.

Essay Topic 7

Compare and contrast the motivations of two characters.

Essay Topic 8

What is the role of religion in "A Grain of Wheat"? Especially consider the Christianity white men bring to Kenya.

Essay Topic 9

How is Thompson a hero in this novel? How is he a villain?

Essay Topic 10

Examine the author's use of flashback...

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