Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

  •  Jennifer  Nansubuga Makumbi
Writer, Poet, Teacher
Principal country concerned : Column : Literature, Poetry / story telling

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer. Her doctoral novel, The Kintu Saga, was shortlisted,and won the Kwani  Manuscript Project in 2013.

It was published by Kwani trust in 2014 under the title, "Kintu". She was shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her story, "Let's Tell This Story Properly", and emerged Regional Winner, Africa region.

She was the Overall Winner of the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

She is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. She lives in Manchester with her husband Damian and son, Jordan.

Kintu. Kwani Trust, Nairobi. 2014. ISBN 978-9966-1598-9-2.

Short stories
"Let's Tell This Story Properly", in Granta 2014
"The Joys of Fatherhood", in African Writing Online
"The accidental sea man" in Moss Side Stories, 2012


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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