Week 3: ‘Kintu’ (2014) by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Uganda)
A debut novel initially rejected by publishers for being “too African”, but went on to win international acclaim. It is a masterful work of historical fiction that recreates Ugandan history, centered around the Kintu clan. You follow a bloodline cursed by a plague unleased in the 1700’s, which impacts the lives of generations to come. Steller writing! Wow wow wow. Ancestry, humour, betrayal and tears. Again–wow. Book rating:📙 📙 📙 📙 📙 #ReadWriteAfrican
So I @KhalozaBooks committed myself to reading an African authored book each week for the whole year of 2019. Follow my book reading chronicles & mini reviews weekly – Comes out every Sunday! [also on Twitter & FB].
Rating scale: Each book gets a score out of 5 📙 (5 being the highest rating)