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Jennifer Makumbi

Mark Rusher

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (f. Uganda, 1967) bur i Manchester, er forfattar og skriv romanar og noveller.

Nansubuga Makumbi fekk fleire prisar for debutboka Kintu, ein roman som skildrar Ugandas historie gjennom familien i Kintu-klanen. For novella "Lets Tell This Story Properly" vann ho Commonwealth Short Story Prize i 2014.

I 2018 blei Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi tildelt Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction. Ho har ein doktorgrad frå Lancaster University og har undervist i kreativ skriving og engelsk i ti år ved britiske universitet.

Kintu has been hailed as the “great Ugandan novel”, and deservedly so (...) With a novel that is inventive in scope, masterful in execution, she does for Ugandan literature what Chinua Achebe did for Nigerian writing.

LESLEY NNEKA ARIMAH, THE GUARDIAN

With an extraordinarily ambitious and agile narrative voice that blends traditional oral storytelling with folk tales, mythology, and biblical elements, Makumbi delivers an incisive critique of contemporary Ugandan class, politics, and religion.

WINDHAM CAMPBELL PRIZE
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