Expectations and Misgivings at Decolonization in Ngugi wa Thiongo's novel A Grain of Wheat

Nasreddin Bushra Ahmed


An African decolonization was accompanied by unreasonable euphoria and idealistic triumphalism, since people, then, were aspirant for a rapid improvement in their life. The unfolding of events had, nonetheless, contradicted the hopes of the people. The African rulers who were installed in power at the departure of colonial ruler not only perpetuated people suffering under colonization, but also aggravated it. African writers, who though shared the happiness of the people, had their misgivings on the future of the local rule.


Expectation; Decolonization; Improvement; African ruler

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