Language: English Selected as a Best Book of the Autumn by the Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, Times, Independent, Stylist and Irish Times. A powerful feminist rendition of Ugandan origin tales, The First Woman tells the story of Kirabo. Smart, headstrong and flawed, Kirabo is raised by doting grandparents in idyllic Nattetta in rural Uganda. But as she enters her teens, she starts to feel overshadowed by the absence of the mother she has never known. At once epic and deeply personal, it tells the story of one young girl's search for her mother, her discovery what it means to be a woman throughout history and the implications for her future.