Our colleague Lawrence Pollard spoke to celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong'o in this month's special edition of BBC World Book Club recorded in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

They discuss Thiong'o's landmark novel A Grain of Wheat set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain.

In it the tangled narratives of a group of Kenyan villagers interweave to tell an epic story of love tested, friendships betrayed and myths forged, confirming Thiong'o's status as a giant of African writing.