by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Pub Date 23 May 2019
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An ambitious and assured collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed author of Kintu
If there's one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi's stories know, it's how to field a question.
'Let me buy you a cup of tea... what are you doing in England?'
'Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?'
'Did you know that man Idi Amin?'
But perhaps the most difficult question of all is the one they ask themselves: 'You mean this is England?'
Told with empathy, humour and compassion, these vibrant, kaleidoscopic stories re-imagine the journey of Ugandans who choose to make England their home. Weaving between Manchester and Kampala, this dazzling, polyphonic collection will captivate anyone who has ever wondered what it means to truly belong.
Praise for Kintu:
‘Inventive in scope, masterful in execution, [Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi] does for Ugandan literature what Chinua Achebe did for Nigerian writing.’ Guardian
‘A multi-character epic that emphatically lives up to its ambition.’ Sunday Times
‘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