Let’s Tell This Story Properly

General Programming

  • The Department of History
  • The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS)
  • Rhiannon Stephens, Heyman Center Fellow (2016 - 2017)
  • Abosede George
  • Gregory Mann
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

"Let’s Tell This Story Properly" with Jennifer Makumbi

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer, has a PhD from Lancaster University. Her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. Kintu was published in: 2014 by Kwani, 2017 by Transit (USA) and in 2018 by Oneworld (UK/Commonwealth).

She was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her story Lets Tell This Story Properly and her first full story collection, Manchester Happened, will be published by Oneworld in May 2019. The collection will be known as Let’s Tell this Story Properly in the US and will be published by Transit (USA) in July 2019.

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 to support her writing. She lives in Manchester with her husband and son, and lectures in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.