A Grain of Wheat - Karanja, Mugo, Warui, Wambui, and Harambee Summary & Analysis

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Karanja, Mugo, Warui, Wambui, and Harambee Summary

In Karanja, Karanja goes to his mother's and packs his belongings. He is irritable. Karanja's father did nothing for his wives, and his mother was disappointed in his carefree ways, playing his guitar and running around with girls. She used to tell him a story with a moral about idleness, so he would go work the land. She disapproved of his work for the white government, but loves her son. Karanja finds his old, decayed guitar and leaves, deciding to head to Githima. Karanja runs into Mumbi in the drizzle, as she comes back from the hospital. She never wants to see Karanja again. He tells her about Mugo's confession. Karanja catches a bus to Githima. He goes to a restaurant and thinks of his fear for his life at the Uruhu celebration...

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