UGX 45,000

In this ambitious tale of family and of a nation, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi skillfully weaves together the stories of Kintu’s descendants as they seek to break with the burden of their shared past and to reconcile the inheritance of tradition and the modern world that is their future.



In 1754, Kintu Kidda, Ppookino of Buddu Province in the Kingdom of Buganda, sets out on a journey to the pledge allegiance to the new kabaka of the realm. Along the way, a rash action in a moment of anger unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations.

Time passes and the nation of Uganda is born. Through colonial occupation and turbulent early years of independence, Kintu’s heirs survive the loss of their land, the denigration of their culture and the ravages of war. But the story of their ancestors and his twin wives Nnakato and Babirye endures. So too does the curse.


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