Kintu

Kintu

eBook - 2017
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First published in Kenya in 2014 to critical and popular acclaim, Kintu is a modern classic, a multi-layered 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 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. 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.
Publisher: 2017
ISBN: 9781945492037
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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rpavlacic
Aug 09, 2017

One of those origin of a country stories (in this case, Uganda), in this case using a fictional family to tell how an age old curse has to be destroyed. The book is also a clarion call for democracy in the country after years of dictatorship.

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kemoller
Aug 04, 2017

It's hard to keep track of the character's because the names are unfamiliar but it is compelling story and hard to put down -- a curse through generations of twins that are scattered through time, geography and politics. I was very attached to each one of them.

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