The First Woman with author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Join Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi to discuss her new novel The First Woman


Monday 26th October, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event


About the Event

The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi follows Kirabo on her journey to become a young woman and to find her place in the world, as her country is transformed by the dictatorship of Idi Amin. Jennifer has written a sweeping tale of longing and rebellion, at once epic and deeply personal, combining an intoxicating mix of ancient Ugandan folklore and contemporary feminism.

Jennifer is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer acclaimed for her prize-winning first novel, Kintu, she lives in Manchester with her family where she lectures in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. Join her to discuss her new novel.

Details of online platform access will be sent out two days before the event.

About the Book

The First Woman
The First Woman

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Publisher:Oneworld Publications

Publication date:1 Oct 2020


4.40 out of 5
4 reviews
"a refreshing bildungsroman that offers both a formidable heroine and an ornate snapshot of 20th-century Uganda"
Literary Review
"a powerful, feminist tale about a headstrong young woman's coming-of-age in 1970s Uganda"
The Bookseller
"Makumbi cleverly braids the immensely personal... with far larger scale social and political shifts"
The Guardian
"this is a novel bursting with resilience and warmth"
The Sunday Times

A dazzling feminist coming of age tale from the award-winning author of Kintu