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412 pages | first published 2014

Description

Uganda’s history reimagined through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan in an award-winning debut.In 1750, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. In this ambitious tale of a clan and of a nation, Makumbi weav...
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Moods

challenging 58%
reflective 56%
adventurous 52%
emotional 45%
dark 33%
mysterious 33%
informative 31%
sad 27%
tense 11%
funny 9%
inspiring 7%
hopeful 5%

Pace

medium 58%
slow 35%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 56% | A mix: 40% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 4% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | Yes: 27% | No: 18%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | It's complicated: 11% | No: 6% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 9% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.03