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What drives Mugo to confess at the end of the novel? What does he lose and gain from his confession?

What kind of a man is Thompson? Why does he sincerely believe that he is doing the right thing?

How are the troubles in Thompson's marriage similar to the troubles in Gikonyo's marriage?

Why does Mugo try to intervene when he sees the woman in the trench being beaten? Why don't the other people intervene?

What seems likely to happen to Kenya and the characters in the future, now that Uruhu is here?

Why does Gikonyo react the way he does when he finds out that Mumbi has a child by another men?

How are women portrayed in the novel? What are the black and white cultural views of women in the novel?

Why does Mugo become such a hero to the townspeople after...

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