A Grain of Wheat - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Gikonyo comes home, clearly upset, and Mumbi asks what's wrong. Gikonyo snaps at her. She tells him that Mugo has refused to speak at the ceremony, and again, Gikonyo snaps at her. The boy runs in to tell Gikonyo a story, and Gikonyo pushes him. Mumbi calls him a coward. Gikonyo slaps her and calls her a whore. The boy runs out and comes back with his grandmother, who yells at Gikonyo. Gikonyo leaves. The reason behind his aggression is not Mumbi at all, but his problems with the MP.

Earlier, Gikonyo meets with his co-investors in the farm, and they come up with a plan to raise the money to buy the land, in case the loan doesn't come through. Then, Gikonyo goes to talk to the man whose farm they are buying, and learns that the M.P. has bought up...

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