Arts & Culture

Africa Writes Book Club Presents: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | 24 November 2020
Online | £0 - £11.37

Join award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi as she discusses her latest epic and deeply personal novel with author Billy Kahora.

Following the international success and critical acclaim of her debut epic novel, Kintu, Makumbi hits the scene with her newest epic: The First Woman. This is a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion following the story of a young Kirabo on her journey to becoming a young woman and finding her place in the world, as her country is transformed by the bloody dictatorship of Idi Amin.

Launching the first of Africa Writes – Exeter’s four-part book club series, Makumbi will share her thoughts and inspirations behind The First Woman as well as discussing her approach to narrative voice and the reworking of histories and myths in this novel.

Whether you have read The First Woman or not, we invite you to join us for an evening of discovery and enriched discussions on epic storytelling from two authors who harness and master their craft.

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Presented in partnership with Saseni!, Authors.CafeJalada Africa, Festival of Ideas, Libraries Unlimited and the University of Exeter.

This event is part of the Africa Writes – Exeter Book Club series which is being launched through Exeter’s UNESCO City of Literature Programme. More information on the Africa Writes – Exeter Book Club will be coming soon.

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