Ugandan author Makumbi reads from her debut novel, Kintu. In this tale of immigration and home, a woman travels back to Uganda to organize her husband’s funeral and is stunned to discover a web of deception. Makumbi’s writing relies heavily on Ganda oral traditions, especially myths, Legends, folktales and sayings.
African Literature Association Conference
A Senegalese novelist and reporter immersed in the histories of civil war. A journalist digging for answers in Sierra Leone’s violent past. A master storyteller, working through her ancestral griots. In mid-June, these bright literary minds will converge on New Haven for Yale’s African Literary Association conference. Dedicated this year to “Africa and the World,” the conference will explore how the idea of “world literature” has changed, reshaping the African narratives that spring therefrom.