P&P Live!: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – A Girl Is a Body of Water with Lily King

Upcoming Event
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 4:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.

International-award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi presents her sweeping and powerful portrait of a young girl and her family.

In her twelfth year, Kirabo, a young Ugandan girl, confronts a piercing question that has haunted her childhood: who is my mother? Complicating her feelings of abandonment, as Kirabo comes of age she feels the emergence of a mysterious second self, a headstrong and confusing force inside her at odds with her sweet and obedient nature.

Seeking answers, Kirabo begins spending afternoons with Nsuuta, a local witch, trading stories and learning not only about this force inside her, but about the woman who birthed her, who she learns is alive, but not ready to meet. A Girl is a Body of Water is a sweeping testament to the true and lasting connections between history, tradition, family, friends, and the promise of a different future.

Makumbi will be in conversation with Lily King, an award-winning author of five novels, most recently Writers & Lovers.

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Politics and Prose Live!
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
A Girl is A Body of Water Cover Image
ISBN: 9781951142049
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Tin House Books - September 1st, 2020

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