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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