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The Litfest Big Read: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi — The First Woman

At once epic and deeply personal, the new novel from prize-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is an intoxicating mix of Ugandan folklore and modern feminism. As Kirabo enters her teens, questions begin to gnaw at her – questions which the adults in her life will do anything to ignore. Inquisitive, headstrong, and unwilling to take no for an answer, Kirabo sets out to find the truth for herself.

“Jennifer Makumbi is a genius storyteller” – Reni Eddo-Lodge

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan writer with a PhD from Lancaster University. She is the author of two novels, Kintu and the best-selling The First Woman, and a story collection, Manchester Happened. In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction. She lives in Manchester, where she lectures in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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11 Mar 2022


7:30 pm


The Storey Auditorium
Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Location 2

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