Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on Culture, Ethnicity and Politics in Uganda, Sept. 18 2015 @ Rift Valley Institute Office
On Friday September 18 at 3pm, the Nairobi Forum will host Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, whose novel Kintu won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Prize. The novel follows the adventures of Kintu Kidda and generations of his heirs, telling the story of a family and a nation contending with the burdens of the colonial past while seeking to reconcile tradition with the modern world. Jennifer will join Tom Odhiambo, Lecturer in Literature at the University of Nairobi, for a conversation about history, culture and ethnicity in Ugandan politics.
The event will be held at the Rift Valley Institute’s offices in Kileleshwa. Copies of Kintu will be available for purchase. Entrance is by prior registration only.