Paperback: 432 Seiten
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
A captivating, ambitious and haunting novel of breathtaking scope, from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
The year is 1750. As he makes his way to the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Buganda Kingdom, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. As the centuries pass, the tale moves down the bloodline, exploring the lives of four of Kintu Kidda’s descendants. Although the family members all have their own stories and live in very different circumstances, they are united by one thing—the struggle to break free from the curse and escape the burden of their family’s past.
Blending Baganda oral tradition, myth, folktale, and history, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has brought to life an extraordinarily colorful cast of characters to produce a powerful epic – a modern classic.
About the author
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and award-winning short story writer living in Manchester. She earned her doctorate at Lancaster University (UK) and has taught creative writing and English as an associate lecturer for ten years in British universities. Her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013; her short story, Let’s Tell This Story Properly, was shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and emerged Regional Winner, Africa region. Her collection of short stories, Love Made In Manchester will be published by Transit (USA) in January 2019. – author’s website and Wikipedia