Girl Is a Body of Water


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A Best Book of the Year pick at TIME, The Washington Post, and O, the Oprah Magazine

"Makumbi's prose is irresistible and poignant, with remarkable wit, heart and charm--poetic and nuanced, brilliant and sly, openhearted and cunning, balancing discordant truths in wise ruminations." --The New York Times Book Review

"A mesmerizing feminist epic." --O, the Oprah Magazine

International award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's novel is a sweeping and powerful portrait of a young girl and her family: who they are, what history has taken from them, and--most importantly--how they find their way back to each other.