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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from A Grain of Wheat

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Thabai - This is the village where most of the novel takes place.

Kihika's Bible - This is left behind by its owner the day he is captured.

Githima - This is where many of the British work, and a train runs through the city.

Rira - This is a concentration camp.

Prospero in Africa - This is the title of Thompson's planned treatise.

The Iron Snake - This is the name the Kenyans give the train.

The Carved Stool - This is what Gikonyo wants to give his wife shortly...

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