The First Woman – Signed Copy

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

ISBN: 9781786077882S

£16.99

Signed hardback copy of The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

First Edition, First Printing

Hand signed by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi to the title page

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Description

For one young girl, discovering what it means to become a woman in a family, a community and a country determined to silence her will take all the courage she has.

Growing up in a small Ugandan village, Kirabo is surrounded by powerful women. Her grandmother, her aunts, her friends and cousins are all desperate for her to conform, but Kirabo is inquisitive, headstrong and determined. Up until now, she has been perfectly content with her life at the heart of this prosperous extended family, but as she enters her teenage years, she begins to feel the absence of the mother she has never known. The First Woman follows 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.

Jennifer Makumbi has written a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion, at once epic and deeply personal, steeped in an intoxicating mix of ancient Ugandan folklore and modern feminism, that will linger in the memory long after the final page.

‘Makumbi’s prose is irresistible and poignant, with remarkable wit, heart and charm – poetic and nuanced, brilliant and sly, openhearted and cunning, balancing discordant truths in wise ruminations. The First Woman rewards the reader with one of the most outstanding heroines and the incredible honor of journeying by her side.’ – The New York Times

Further Information

Format Hardback
Publisher Oneworld Publications
Published 01/10/2020
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