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Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2017

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

"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

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 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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"A soaring and sublime epic." - Marlon James


Used availability for Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's Kintu

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Kintu
Author(s): Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
ISBN: 1-78607-377-3 / 978-1-78607-377-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Kintu
Author(s): Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
ISBN: 1-78607-443-5 / 978-1-78607-443-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kintu
Author(s): Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
ISBN: 1-945492-01-5 / 978-1-945492-01-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Transit Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Kintu
Author(s): Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kintu
Author(s): Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Kintu
Author(s): Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Publisher: Transit Books
Availability: Amazon CA