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The Resource A girl is a body of water, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

A girl is a body of water, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Label
A girl is a body of water
Title
A girl is a body of water
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In her twelfth year, Kirabo, a young Ugandan girl, confronts a piercing question that has haunted her childhood: who is my mother? Kirabo has been raised by women in the small village of Nattetta-her grandmother, her best friend, and her many aunts, but the absence of her mother follows her like a shadow. Complicating these feelings of abandonment, as Kirabo comes of age she feels the emergence of a mysterious second self, a headstrong and confusing force inside her at odds with her sweet and obedient nature. Seeking answers, Kirabo begins spending afternoons with Nsuuta, a local witch, trading stories and learning not only about this force inside her, but about the woman who birthed her, who she learns is alive but not ready to meet. Nsuuta also explains that Kirabo has a streak of the "first woman"-an independent, original state that has been all but lost to women. Kirabo's journey to reconcile her rebellious origins, alongside her desire to reconnect with her mother and to honor her family's expectations, is rich in the folklore of Uganda and an arresting exploration of what it means to be a modern girl in a world that seems determined to silence women. Makumbi's unforgettable novel is a sweeping testament to the true and lasting connections between history, tradition, family, friends, and the promise of a different future"--
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Assigning source
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10929551
Cataloging source
DLC
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Makumbi, Jennifer Nansubuga
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9402.9.M35
LC item number
G57 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Girls
  • Self-realization
  • Women
  • Abandoned children
Label
A girl is a body of water, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1141511123
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
545 pages
Isbn
9781951142049
Lccn
2020013151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1141511123
Label
A girl is a body of water, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1141511123
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
545 pages
Isbn
9781951142049
Lccn
2020013151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1141511123

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