2019 International Fellow


Jennifer Makumbi Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer. Her 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, Jennifer won an Arts Council Grant to research her second novel, The First Woman, which was released in 2020 (Oneworld). Her collection of short stories, also titled Let’s Tell The Story Properly for USA publication, and Manchester Happened for UK and Commonwealth publication, came out in 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.

We are honored to welcome this writer of great depth, skill and compassion.