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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Autor(a) de A Girl is A Body of Water

4+ Works 836 Membros 27 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

A Girl is A Body of Water (2020) 395 exemplares
Kintu (2014) 371 exemplares
Manchester Happened (2019) 69 exemplares

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Engaging, evocative, and immersive journey into a world most of us will never experience. A tale both unique and universal. The narrative voice is flawless, the novel filled with moments that will make you stop and stare at the wall.
 
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KDKwriter | 18 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
A really interesting book! I quite liked Kirabo and the strong (and not-so-strong) people around her.
 
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Yggie | 18 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2023 |
The novel follows the life of Kirabo, a young Ugandan girl being raised by her grandparents in a rural village. Although her father visits regularly from his job in the city, no one will talk about her mother. Kirabo seeks answers from the village witch and begins a process of self-discovery, even as she learns more about the complicated relationships in her family.

The book is divided into five sections, each of which is set in a different time of Kirabo's life—childhood, living with her father, boarding school, and young adulthood—with the except of the fourth part which relates the relationship between her grandmother and the village witch. Mythology and feminism take on larger roles, with politics and history remaining in the background.

I enjoyed Kirabo's story, although the section where the village witch instructs Kirabo in feminism felt heavy-handed. Nothing is black and white, and I liked the tension between ideals and reality. Sometimes choices and compromises must be made, for good or ill, and we must live with the consequences.
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labfs39 | 18 outras críticas | Jul 27, 2023 |
Little Women in African setting, but with less, or at least a less resolved plot. Details of daily life in Uganda in the Amin era and earlier were interesting to me, but not at this length. For example, scene where a will was being read included a five page summary of Ugandan inheritance law. Reminded me of a friend who, if he was telling you about a birthday party he attended, gave you the recipe for the cake.
 
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booksaplenty1949 | 18 outras críticas | Jul 1, 2023 |

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4
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1
Membros
836
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Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
27
ISBN
34
Línguas
3
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