The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

The First Woman

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

fiction historical emotional reflective slow-paced

448 pages | first published 2020

Description

For one young girl, discovering what it means to become a woman in a family, a community and a country determined to silence her will take all the courage she has. Growing up in a small Ugandan village, Kirabo is surrounded by powerful women. H...
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Moods

reflective 77%
emotional 74%
inspiring 39%
hopeful 37%
challenging 36%
informative 27%
adventurous 20%
funny 14%
sad 14%
mysterious 12%
tense 6%
dark 3%
relaxing 3%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 48%
medium 48%
fast 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 68% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | No: 7% | It's complicated: 5% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 58% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 15% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.2