A Grain of Wheat - Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 Summary

No one knew when the Movement started, but perhaps it began when white men first invaded Kenya, and as Uhuru approaches, the Movement has grown to every corner of the country. When the first white man came, people laughed at his story of a female ruler, though years ago, women held power. The men waited for women to go to war, and when they returned, impregnated them and rebelled. A beautiful woman once ruled in Muranga, but was dethroned for dancing naked.

The white men gained land and spread Christianity. Waiyaki was an early rebel, unable to stop the "iron snake" of the train and the white man's guns. People say Waiyaki was buried alive, and his blood was the seed of the Movement. Another rebel, Harry Thuku, came along, writing letters to the white man demanding justice. Warui was then a young...

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