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A Grain of Wheat Penguin African Writers Series Book 2

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As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, friendships are betrayed, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, and loves are tested. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

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Seven words from samuel beckett began to repeat in my head: ‘I can’t go on. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. I began to realize that coming face to face with my own mortality, had changed nothing and everything, in a sense, ” he wrote. When breath becomes air chronicles kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, “by the question of what, the most critical place for human identity, ” as he wrote, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

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As it was, blindfolded, forced, carried into a cold landscape, it was like being set down in the best of poems, then, turned around, unblindfolded, to invent new ways of seeing. In the exuberant title novella, a retired judge reflects on his life’s work, unaware as he goes about his daily routines that this particular morning will be his last.

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