A Grain of Wheat - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Gikonyo comes back from the concentration camp in late summer, in time to make money building barns. Unlike his former self, he demands payment when it is due. He is a reliable builder and makes money, investing it in dried foods that he can store and then sell when food is scarce and prices high. He buys grain in bulk and sells small quantities for profit. Customers like him, and his status in the community rises. On the day after going to see Mugo, Gikonyo visits the area's MP in Nairobi to ask about getting a loan to help him and a group of local businessmen buy a farm from a British man who is leaving because of Uruhu. Gikonyo gave a full presentation of all the details of the farm and potential profits before, and the MP tells him to come back...

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