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Kintu By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, introduction by Aaron Bady

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446 pages

Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

Winner of the Windham-Campbell PrizeWinner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize

First published in Kenya in 2014 to critical and popular acclaim, Kintu is a modern classic, a multilayered narrative that reimagines the history of Uganda through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. Divided into six sections, the novel begins in 1750, when KintuKidda 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. In an ambitious tale of a clan and a nation, Makumbi weaves together the stories of Kintu's descendants as they seek to break from the burden of their shared past and reconcile the inheritance of tradition and the modern world that is their future.


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

PUBLISHER: Publisher Transit Books (May 26, 2017)

FORMAT: Paperback