In 1754, Kintu Kidda, Ppookino of Buddu Province in the Kingdom of Buganda, sets out on a journey to the pledge allegiance to the new kabaka of the realm. Along the way, a rash action in a moment of anger unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations.
Time passes and the nation of Uganda is born. Through colonial occupation and turbulent early years of independence, Kintu’s heirs survive the loss of their land, the denigration of their culture and the ravages of war. But the story of their ancestors and his twin wives Nnakato and Babirye endures. So too does the curse.