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'Jennifer Makumbi is a genius storyteller.' Reni Eddo-Lodge

An intoxicating mix of Ugandan folklore and modern feminism, from a multi-award-winning author

As Kirabo enters her teens, questions begin to gnaw at her – questions which the adults in her life will do anything to ignore. Where is the mother she has never known? And why would she choose to leave her daughter behind? Inquisitive, headstrong, and unwilling to take no for an answer, Kirabo sets out to find the truth for herself. 

Her search will take her away from the safety of her prosperous Ugandan ... Read more

'In Jennifer Makumbi, we have a giant of literature living among us.' Peter Kalu, Jhalak Prize Judge

SUNDAY TIMESOBSERVERDAILY MAILBBC CULTURE & IRISH INDEPENDENT BOOK OF THE YEAR

 

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Product Details

Publisher
Oneworld Publications
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2020
Condition
New
Number of Pages
448
Place of Publication
London, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781786077882
SKU
9781786077882
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About Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer. She has a PhD from Lancaster University. Her first novel, Kintu (Oneworld, 2018), won the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. She was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 'Let's Tell This Story Properly', which featured in her first collection, Manchester Happened (Oneworld, 2019). She was ... Read more

Reviews for The First Woman: Winner of the Jhalak Prize, 2021
'The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is the feminist coming-of-age story we've been waiting for. With the timeless quality of a story shared from lips to ears, this novel is a page-turner and a mind-blower.' Tayari Jones, author or An American Marriage ‘Ugandan literature can boast of an international superstar in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.’ Economist 'The genius of this novel is ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for The First Woman: Winner of the Jhalak Prize, 2021


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