Mwenkanonkano: The First Woman with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

We conclude our conversation with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi by using Labi Siffre’s song, Something Inside So Strong to unpick the migrant narratives in her collection of short stories, Manchester Happened (published in the USA as Let’s Tell This Story Properly), we explore the ways in which Sweet Mother by Nico Mbaga contribute to conversations on the treatment of indigenous Ugandan feminism in relation to western feminism in the novel, The First Woman (published in the USA as A Girl Is A Body of Water), and we also draw explicit parallels between Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Makumbi’s Kintu.

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The song you heard in the intro and outro of this podcast is titled: Reset by Meakoom (Meakoom) link to her music is available on Bandcamp


Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's Bibliography:


-     Kintu

-     Manchester Happened (Published as Let's Tell This Story Properly in the USA)

-     The First Woman - (Published as A Girl Is a Body of Water in the USA)

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