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Let's tell this story properly

Author: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Publisher: Oakland, California : Transit Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
ISBN: 1945492228 9781945492228
OCLC Number: 1057650078
Description: ii, 289 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue. Christmas is coming --
Part 1: Departing. Our allies --
Manchester happened --
The nod --
Something inside --
Malik's door --
Memoirs of a Namaaso --
Part 2: Returning. She is our stupid --
My brother, Bwemage --
The aftertaste of success --
Let's tell this story properly --
Love made in Manchester.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

Abstract:

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.

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