Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer. She has a PhD from Lancaster University. Her first novel, Kintu (Oneworld, 2018), won the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. She was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for ‘Let’s Tell This Story Properly’, which featured in her first collection, Manchester Happened (Oneworld, 2019). She was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018. In 2020, she was selected as one of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2020 by New African magazine. Her second novel The First Woman (Oneworld, 2020) was selected as book of the year by the Sunday Times, Observer, Daily Mail, BBC Culture and the Irish Independent and awarded the Jhalak Prize 2021. She lives in Manchester, and lectures in Creative Writing at various universities in the UK.


Kintu (2014)

Manchester Happened (2019) | Let’s Tell This Story Properly (USA, 2020)

The First Woman (2020) | A Girl Is a Body of Water (USA, 2020) | Die erste Frau (Germany, 2022)