Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s first novel, Kintu won the Kwani Manuscript Prize in 2013 and was published to wide acclaim in the UK by Oneworld in 2018. Kintu was published by Transit Books in the US and has been translated into several languages.
In 2019 she published a collection of stories, Manchester Happened, published under the title, Let’s Tell This Story Properly in the US.
A new novel, The First Woman will be published in June 2020.
Jennifer was awarded the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2014 for her short story, Let’s Tell This Story Properly.
In 2018 she was awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction.