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World Literature Today reviews Kintu: "With crisp details and precise prose, Makumbi draws us into the dynamic and vast world of Uganda—its rich history, its people’s intricate beliefs, and the collective weight of their steadfast customs."

Bootwitty reviews Kintu: "Jennifer Makumbi’s Kintu is a charming fable, a wide-ranging historical fiction, and a critical historiography . . . fresh, intelligent, critical, and ambitious."

The Riveter reviews Kintu: Makumbi’s characters are compelling as individuals, but it is their shared past and journey toward a shared future that elevate the novel to an epic and enigmatic masterpiece.

The San Francisco Chronicle reviews Such Small Hands: "Barba is intensely alive to the shifting, even Janus-faced nature of strong feeling."

Music & Literature reviews Such Small Hands: "Each one of these pages is exquisite, and the end result is a perfectly expressed work that transmits the perverse and bizarre experience that is youth."

ZYZZYVA reviews Such Small Hands: "a lyrically rich and devastating portrayal of adolescent struggle."

Full Stop reviews Such Small Hands: "a tidily executed project, one with tremendous tonal intimacy and rhythmic language."

An excerpt from Such Small Hands appears in BOMB: "It was once a happy city; we were once happy girls . . ." Read more.

Publishers Weekly gives Kintu a starred review. "A masterpiece of cultural memory, Kintu is elegantly poised on the crossroads of tradition and modernity." Full review.

Andrés Barba will promote the publication of Such Small Hands (tr. Lisa Dillman), with a six-city national tour in April. Full events listings.

Kirkus gives Such Small Hands a starred review. "A darkly evocative work about young girls, grief, and the unsettling, aching need to belong." Full review