The Cheuse Center is absolutely thrilled to have had Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Mukambi for a full week since her May 17th arrival! Jennifer is a gifted novelist and short story writer whose novel, Kintu, has been called “The Great Africanstein Novel.” We are honored to welcome this writer of great depth, skill and compassion. She will be with Mason until May 4th, so please stay tuned for events and readings featuring Jennifer. Read her impressive bio below.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013. It was published by Kwani?(Kenya 2014) Transit Books (USA 2017) and Oneworld (UK/Commonwealth 2018) Her short story, Let’s Tell This Story Properly won the regional (Africa) and overall Commonwealth Short story prize 2014. In 2015, Jenniferwon an Arts Council Grant to research her second novel, The First Woman which will come out in 2020 (Oneworld). Her collection of short stories also called Let’s Tell The Story Properly for USA publication and Manchester Happened for UK and Commonwealth publication, comes out April (USA) and May 2019 (UK/Commonwealth). She has a PhD from Lancaster University and is a lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. Jennifer is a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize 2018. (She also recently received a shout out from the New York Times in their literary guide to the Oscars.)
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March 24, 2019