Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

2020 Time of the Writer Festival – dates and authors announced

The dates and initial line-up for the 2020 Time of the Writer Festival have been announced!

New book alert! The First Woman by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – a ‘companion’ novel to Kintu

A ‘magnificent’ new novel by award-winning Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has been announced!

New book alert! Manchester Happened – a new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, author of Kintu

Manchester Happened is the masterful new collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi.

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize for her debut novel, Kintu

Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won a prestigious 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction for her debut novel, Kintu.

New African literature is disrupting what Western presses prize

African literature is the object of immense international interest across both academic and popular registers. Far from the field’s earlier, post-colonial association with marginality, a handful of star “Afropolitan” names are at the forefront of global trade publishing.

10 essential African novels, chosen by 5 African writers

We asked five novelists, each from a different African country and with a new novel out this spring, to select two of their favorite African novels. Here’s what each picked. Links to PW reviews are provided when available.