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- Short-listed for Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards for Fiction with a Sense of Place 2019 (UK); Short-listed for Prix Les Afriques 2020
- Oneworld Publications
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- 402 g
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Fri frakt inom Sverige över 159 kr för privatpersoner.In this epic tale of fate, fortune and legacy, Jennifer Makumbi vibrantly brings to life this corner of Africa and this colourful family as she reimagines the history of Uganda through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. The year is 1750. Kintu Kidda sets out for the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Buganda kingdom. Along the way he unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. Blending oral tradition, myth, folktale and history, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu's descendants as they seek to break free from the burden of their past to produce a majestic tale of clan and country - a modern classic.
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'Jennifer Makumbi's Kintu is a charming fable, a wide-ranging historical fiction, and a critical historiography...fresh, intelligent, critical, and ambitious.' * Bookwitty * 'Postcolonial literature is often thought of as a conversation between a native culture and a Western power that sought to dominate it... Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's marvellous Ugandan epic, Kintu, explodes such chauvinism.' * Guernica * 'Our histories and our names have stories that we cannot afford to keep quiet about.' * Nyana Kakoma, Africa In Words * 'Kintu is not just the story of a family, but a story of Uganda, a country whose history begins before colonization and encompasses far more than just that chapter.' * Mary Pappalardo, New Delta Review * 'An ambitious modern epic that takes in family saga and the history of Uganda, fusing the urgency of the present with the timelessness of myth.' * Jamal Mahjoub, author of The Drift Latitudes * 'Makumbi is clearly a creative genius.' * Tope Salaudeen-Adegoke, Wawa Book Review * 'Kintu is by far my favorite book of the year (perhaps of the past several)...absolutely unforgettable.' * BookBrowse * 'Some authors set the bar high with their debut work. Then there are authors like Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi whose first novel succeeds on such a stratospheric level it's nearly impossible to imagine - or wait for - what she'll write next.' * Iowa Gazette * 'Makumbi's characters are compelling as individuals, but it is their shared past and journey toward a shared future that elevate the novel to an epic and enigmatic masterpiece.' * The Riveter * 'History in the form of an unrelenting curse pervades the present in this epic novel that questions if we can ever fully recover from the wounds of the past.' * Bookbag * 'Passionate, original, and sharply observed... This critically acclaimed modern classic is expansive in its scope and range. A bold and multilayered novel which is at once Uganda's national narrative as well as a compelling tale of family and blood ties.' * Book Riot * 'Powerful, vibrant and deeply engrossing, this is a thoroughly rewarding read - and we're sure, a worthy new entry to the African literature canon.' * Pride * 'Makumbi takes a sniper's aim at the themes of virility and power across time. Over the course of six rich sections, she fires not a single gratuitous shot.' * Public Books * 'This is an extraordinary novel about a family bound together by love, betrayal, and an age-old curse, told in gripping language that continually surprises. A literary triumph.' * Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze * 'A work of bold imagination and clear talent.' * Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, editor of Africa39 * 'A bold, sweeping epic, ambitious and very well crafted. The kind of book you hope everyone will read.' * Tendai Huchu, author of The Hairdresser of Harare * 'In this captivating multigenerational family saga, Makumbi has gifted us with an exquisite and powerful debut. Written in delightful prose, bold and ambitious, Kintu is easily one of the best novels I have read this year.' * Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters' Street * 'Kintu got me through many a quiet evening... It's an epic read, best taken at a steady pace, which begins in 1750 and culminates in the present day, simultaneously exploring the role of family bonds, ancestral legacies, and the state of modern Uganda. It deserves hefty British sales when it comes out here in January.' * Michela Wrong, journalist and author * 'Impressive... Reminiscent of Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart, this work will appeal to lovers of African literature.' * Library Journal (Starred Review) * 'A masterpiece of cultural memory, Kintu is elegantly poised on the crossroads of tradition and modernity.' * Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) * 'A lush and epic story.' * Los Angeles Times * 'Epic in every sense of the word.' * Emerald Street * 'Kintu is a masterpiece, an absolute gem, the great Ugandan novel you didn't know you were waiting for.' * T
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer, 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 her story Let's Tell This Story Properly, and her first full story collection, Manchester Happened, will be published by Oneworld in 2019. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 to support her writing. She lives in Manchester with her husband and son, and lectures in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.