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Jennifer Makumbi

KINTU

Jennifer Makumbi

Sunday, 25 March 2018

10:00am

1 hour

Lincoln College: Oakeshott Room

£7 - £12.50

Event supported by

Novelist Jennifer Makumbi, winner of one of this year’s £119,000 Windham Campbell Prizes, talks about her highly acclaimed debut novel KINTU.

The novel reimagines the history of Uganda through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. It begins in 1750 when Kintu Kidda sets out for the capital and unleashes a curse that will trouble his family for generations. The novel follows succeeding generations as they try to break from their past and reconcile their traditions with the modern world.

“A soaring and sublime epic. One of those great stories that was just waiting to be told.” Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

Makumbi was born and raised in Uganda. She has been teaching English and creative writing in British universities for 10 years and is a winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She won one of this year’s Windham Campbell Prizes worth £119,000 from Yale University. The prize aims to help writers to work independently of financial concerns.

This event is part of a series on women in society sponsored by HSBC.

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FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018 partners & sponsors

FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services