Kintu

Jennifer Makumbi
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An award-winning debut that vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. "A soaring and sublime epic" (Marlon James, Man Booker prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings).
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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 Ganda oral tradition, myth, folktale and history, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has brought to life an extraordinarily colourful cast of characters to produce a powerful epic - a modern classic.

"A soaring and sublime epic. One of those great stories that was just waiting to be told." (Marlon James, Man Booker prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings)

"The most important book to come out of Uganda for half a century." (Giles Foden, author of The Last King of Scotland)

 

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ISBN 9781786073778
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Format Hardback
Publication date 25 Jan 2018

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