THE AFRICAN BOOK CLUB @ MoAD | Let’s Tell This Story Properly
THE AFRICAN BOOK CLUB @ MOAD
An ongoing series in partnership with Faith Adiele. December African Book Club is also presented in partnership with Transit Books.
December’s book selection is Let’s Tell This Story Properly by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.
How to participate: Get a copy of the book (you can purchase it in person at MoAD or from our online MoAD Bookstore), read it in advance of the meeting, and then discuss the book with a group of people interested in reading African literature here on December 5th at 6:30 PM.
Please feel free to bring refreshments for yourself.
ABOUT LET’S TELL THIS STORY PROPERLY
WINNER OF THE WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZE
How far does one have to travel to find home elsewhere? The stories in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s collection attempt to measure that distance. Centered around the lives of Ugandans in Britain, Let’s Tell This Story Properly features characters both hyper-visible and unseen―they take on jobs at airport security, care for the elderly, and work in hospitals, while remaining excluded from white, British life. As they try to find their place, they drift from a home that feels further and further away. In an ambitious collection by the critically acclaimed author of Kintu, Let’s Tell This Story Properly explores what happens to those who leave.