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Tuesday 24 November 2020 at 4pm, award-winning Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi will be reading from and discussing her recently published novel The First Woman with Billy KahoraIn this dazzling coming of age tale, Makumbi reworks histories, myths and feminist thinking, as we follow the story of a young woman Kirabo finding her place in the world as her country is transformed by the bloody dictatorship of Idi Amin.

This event forms the first in our four-part Africa Writes – Exeter Book Club launched through Exeter’s UNESCO City of Literature Programme. Over the next 6 months we hope to get readers across the South West UK and East Africa reading and starting conversations around the four book club titles (although no need to have read the book ahead of attending the events!).  More news on the full programme and book club titles coming soon!

In the meantime, you can find out more and register for this event with Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi here:


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