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Jambula Tree: And Other Stories
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Archived | 2018 Short stories > Jambula Tree by Monica Arac de Nyeko (16-30th June)

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message 1: by Wim, French Readings (new)

Wim | 846 comments Mod
Here is the link for the pdf of the short story we're reading in the second half of June: Jambula Tree, by the Ugandan author Monica Arac de Nyeko.

I finished it yesterday and I truly enjoyed it: Jambula Tree is a very powerful story. Hope you are reading along!


message 2: by George P. (new)

George P. | 210 comments I've just dl'd it, plan to read it tomorrow. Thanks for making it available!


message 3: by George P. (new)

George P. | 210 comments When I started reading this yesterday I realized I had already read it and was rereading it- went ahead and read it all again. It's a well-written story. The 1st person narrative carries a lot of emotion, a lot of ennui, some sadness along with acceptance I thought.


message 4: by Anetq, Tour Operator & Guide (new)

Anetq | 796 comments Mod
Very well written story in a letter - neatly done having the whole story wrapped in the retelling of the past - and elegantly making it mostly just a love story - not a story about the surroundings og society's reaction. I liked it a lot.


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