Jennifer Makumbi


Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer, has a PhD from Lancaster University and is a recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize. Her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. Her story "Let's Tell This Story Properly" won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Jennifer lives in Manchester, UK with her husband, Damian, and her son, Jordan.

"Kintu is a masterpiece, an absolute gem, the great Ugandan novel that you didn’t know you were waiting for."—Aaron Bady, The New Inquiry

"An extraordinary novel about a family bound together by love, betrayal, and an age-old curse, told in gripping language that continually surprises. A literary triumph.”—Maaza Mengiste, author of Beneath the Lion's Gaze

"A work of bold imagination and clear talent."—Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, editor of Africa39


Titles by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi