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Kintu
Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Butterfinger
Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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A masterpiece. An epic read about a Ugandan family who descended from Kintu and his twin wives in the 1700s. Most of the book is set in 2004, but with each descendent's own personal, hard childhood in the 60s and 70s. The book took me places I've not been such as Amin's butchery and the bush wars. An unforgettable read.

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FountainOfWords
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CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
SamanthaMarie Welcome to Litst!! 💕🎉🌸 4mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💜📖💜 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🎉 4mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 4mo
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FountainOfWords
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Onto Chapter 6 and promising to be a good read based on completely different culture, which is already proving insightful.

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻 4mo
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amok
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A compelling family saga, a sublime and important epic!! And so much more!
Reading this novel felt like travelling. To Uganda. Where the 21th century characters try to come to terms with their colononial past, the independence and the violence that came with this. And how can they reconcile the deeply rooted belief in an ancestor's curse and the western explanations for the mental and other disasters that chase Kintu Kidda's offspring?

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HardcoverHearts
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Multitasking Saturday!

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amok
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My next one waiting for me ... very promising start!

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Liberty
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In case you still haven‘t heard: KINTU was one of the most singularly amazing reading experiences I have had. So I am OVER THE MOON to read Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi‘s upcoming book of short stories! It hits stores April 30th. And seriously, if you haven‘t read KINTU, drop everything and do it now. I‘ll wait here. (JK, it‘s 450 pages, I can‘t sit still that long. 😝)📚❤️📚

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HannaPolkadots
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Has anyone read this? Such great storytelling!??? In some ways it reminds me a bit of Roots by Alex Haley, because it tracks several generations of a family, but the topic is different. I also love that it is set in Uganda, I don't think I've ever "been" there before ?

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BookishTrish
Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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thereadingowlvina Conn Iggulden 😊👍❤ 12mo
BookishTrish @thereadingowlvina I ❤️ him too and have been reading Dunstan on and off since July! It‘s time to finish it! 12mo
thereadingowlvina @BookishTrish I read The Falcon of Sparta recently. It was really good! Oh do let me know your thoughts on Dunstan when you finished reading it 😁 12mo
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BookishTrish
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Sometimes when I‘m Christmas shopping I sort of forget I added items (books) for myself to my cart and then I‘m surprised when they arrive. Is it just me? Pictured: yesterday‘s #bookmail

Tamra Love it when that happens! This one is calling my name on the shelf. 12mo
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Lel2403
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Book haul.....a gift from a friend....which one do I read first.....decisions!

Lel2403 I like the sound of this....will start with Cora... 14mo
Ruthiella The Glass Castle was unputdownable for me😀 14mo
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ontheBL
Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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A fabulous book about history, culture, family, and more.

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cocomass
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Story opens in 1750 in the pre-colonial land that will become Uganda. The first section focuses on the politics and customs of the time as experienced by an ancestor—Kintu—of the subsequent characters. The following sections jump to 2004 and look at 4 of Kintu‘s descendants. Interesting from many perspectives: political, social, familial, historical, cultural. Touches on generational trauma and employs magical realism. I really enjoyed it 4.5/5

Tamra I‘m so looking forward to reading this! 2y
HardcoverHearts Thank you for the review! 2y
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cocomass
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A third of the way through #24in48 and catching my minutes where I can. I took the train down the peninsula a little early—I‘m meeting some friends a little later to see a musical. But for now, reading before my pho arrives 🍲

HardcoverHearts I've got a copy of Kintu that I need to get to soon. Please let me know what you think of it! 2y
cocomass @HardcoverHearts I‘m REALLY enjoying it. I‘m over halfway through, but I‘m excited to see how it all comes together. I‘ll definitely post a review. 2y
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cocomass
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3 hours in and switching back to an audiobook so I can make myself some lunch! #24in48

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DannyOlda
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Just came in the mail. Very excited to settle in with this one.

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cocomass
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Since Litsy doesn‘t have a description of this book, thought I‘d snap the blurb

Eyelit Much appreciated!! 2y
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cocomass
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New from the library 🙌🏽 I‘ve never read about Uganda, so I‘m looking forward to this 🇺🇬 #ownvoices

Tamra I am excited to read this too! 2y
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RebelReader
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Some of my red books! #Decktheshelves

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jveezer
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This book was magnificent. Hard for me to put down at times. I'm working my way through books from as many countries and cultures of Africa as possible for an English reader, and this Ugandan epic stands out. Q

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jveezer
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I have not been able to put this book down. But I need to get to bed so I can cook tomorrow so I can finish cooking on Thursday. Definitely NOT like "sucking a sweet in a wrapper"...so be careful absorbing this one.

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jveezer
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Book Three and 175 pages into a 443 page novel and not one white character or mention of a white person. England mentioned in passing. Maybe why all the mainstream publishers narcissistically thought it too "African" and passed on the manuscript. I say refreshingly well done...

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shawnmooney
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Abandoned just past the 30% mark. The novel wasn't holding my interest enough to read another 300 pages. The initial story about the tribal chief Kintu in the mid-18th century was riveting, but the more modern story was decidedly less so, and I felt the depiction of how the "curse" played out in successive generations was uninteresting and ham-handedly done.

shawnmooney @batsy Shall I slip this in the parcel I'll be sending to you soon? 2y
batsy @shawnmooney Oh, that would be lovely! Thank you so much. I'm sorry you didn't like it, but also not so sorry 😂😘 2y
shawnmooney @batsy Great! 😘 2y
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Liberty
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Dewey's Readathon countdown, Day 28: Today's prompt is "red" so I grabbed all the red books I could reach without having to get up from my desk. ?❤️? #readathon #30DaysofReadathon

Cathythoughts ❤️ 2y
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shawnmooney
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#QuoteOfTheDay

This quote has not been brought to you by the makers of Viagra. 😂

(Nnakato and Babiyre are twins, and Kintu's first two wives; Mayirika is the residence where he lives with them; Kintu is a regional governor, or Ppoookino.)

keithmalek Call me crazy, but I don't feel bad for him. 2y
saresmoore I love this passage! 2y
shawnmooney @keithmalek Makumbi is taking on a challenge, writing a historical novel about such a patriarchal era of Uganda's history, but she is playing with gender in interesting ways so far! 2y
shawnmooney @saresmoore I am really drawn deeply into this novel so far! 2y
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shawnmooney
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I myself won't read this interview until after I finish the novel, which is on my September TBR. But note the correct pronunciation of the title…

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/so-many-ways-of-knowing-an-interview-with-je...

Shemac77 I love when people put the correct pronunciation in brackets. There's nothing worse than when I mispronounce something. 2y
shawnmooney @Shemac77 I know, right? I don't think this one is yet available on audio, but audiobooks really help me with that. Hey, IOU an email and hope to get one off to you very soon! 😍 2y
Shemac77 And IOU a package! I just need to go shopping! 2y
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mrsmarch
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#BookMail! Presents for myself thanks to my careful hoarding of loose change and a visit to the CoinStar machine. I'm excited for Kintu, something out of my usual realm but I've heard wonderful things about. I need to cleanse my palate with some quicker, lighter reads though before tackling. #hufflepuff4lyfe

ReadingEnvy I got this too, and same. Need to wait for the right time. 2y
mrsmarch @ReadingEnvy I've had a lot of "heavy" reads this year. Need some quick light reads to rest my brain up. 2y
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Aluciddreamstate
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3.5/5 ⭐️. I enjoyed this book. I was a little overwhelmed by the names and references that were not in English. I am a stickler for pronouncing things correctly, so I was troubled by the fact that I knew I was not saying the names correctly.

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Tamra
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Not sure I could have made a more disparate purchase on the surface of it. 😆Or, perhaps they are actually quite similar in that both are very much about a place and culture. I keep saying I love place because I do!

ReadingEnvy I just got kintu too, sounded so good! 2y
Tamra @ReadingEnvy I immediately read the introduction in the car and I'm very intrigued. 2y
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Aluciddreamstate
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ReadingEnvy
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I bought this with birthday book money. I've read three books set in Uganda but this is an epic by a Ugandan author so how could I refuse?

dixi_e I look forward reading your review. 2y
saresmoore And the cover is very cool! 2y
Anovelobsession I just got this one today! 2y
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Litlady I subscribe to @GreenAppleBooks book of the month and this was the June #bookmail pick. Can't wait to start this. 📚💜📚❤️ Looking forward to your review! (edited) 2y
ReadingEnvy @Litlady oh cool! 2y
Tamra Anxious to read. When I stop in to pick up my order, I very likely will not be able to resist this one in addition. (If available! 😬) (edited) 2y
shawnmooney As you may have noticed, I just got this book in the mail a few weeks ago too! Isn't it pretty!? 2y
ReadingEnvy @Tamra @shawnmooney it seemed like a book I needed 2y
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Anovelobsession
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#bookmail Happy Friday!! 🤗

Megabooks 🎉🎉🎉 2y
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Reese_Pearly.Pages
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Well.. Aaron Brady's introduction is exciting. I put this on my TBR because I want to read an African novel that wasn't about war, immigration, things I already "know", or white people at the center of attention. I'm excited and can't wait to share my reading experience and thoughts with you Littens. ?

shawnmooney Book twins indeed! 😍😍 2y
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Reese_Pearly.Pages
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Library Haul! Determined to have a reasonable amount of books checked out. I have a lot to read already between owned, arc, and book club. If only I had more free time during the day. 😩

Notafraidofwords I'm keeping my library check outs at 2 for the next year. 2y
Reese_Pearly.Pages @Notafraidofwords that's a good number. I constantly had 15+, but it was too much pressure. 2y
EvieBee Me too (15+) and even though they just sit on the shelf, I feel pressure to read them all! I would love to limit myself to 2 like @Notafraidofwords 2y
Notafraidofwords @Reese_Pearly.Pages yeah. I realized that I was getting really stressed out about it. And now I'm less stressed. Reading is what I love to do. It shouldn't feel stressful. @EvieBee84 (edited) 2y
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shawnmooney
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A door-stopper of a Ugandan family saga, anyone? I can't wait to dive in!

LeahBergen I like that cover! 😍 2y
Reese_Pearly.Pages Book twins! 2y
CAGirlReading I heard her speak at the Bay Area book festival, and I'm very much looking forward to reading this! (edited) 2y
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HardcoverHearts
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I am thrilled to see three women representing modern African literature being moderated by someone who always is on the cutting edge of work coming out of the continent. Amazing start to the Bay Area Book Festival. In order of the picture: Sarah, Jennifer and Lesley. Great panel!

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shawnmooney
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I blurbed about this prize-winning epic Ugandan family saga of a novel before, bemoaning its unavailability, so am now pleased to see that the U.S. edition will be out next spring!

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shawnmooney
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How about that cover, folks? A Ugandan family saga. Oh yeah, I'm interested…

shawnmooney And seemingly impossible to buy, at least online anywhere! :( 3y
SusanInTiburon 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽 3y
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shawnmooney
Kintu | Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

How about that cover, folks? Or Ugandan family saga.