The year is 1750. As he makes his way to the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Buganda Kingdom, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations. As the centuries pass, the tale moves down the bloodline, exploring the lives of four of Kintu Kidda's descendants. A powerful epic novel blending oral tradition, myth, folktale and history set in Uganda. The breathtaking debut from the winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.