Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi was born in Uganda and moved to England in 2001 to study. She now teaches Creative Writing at Lancaster University where she completed her PhD. Her work has been published by African Writing and Commonword. Her short story Let’s Tell This Story Properly won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014. Kintu is her first novel and the winner of the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013. She is currently at work on her second novel.
Below is Makumbi’s conversation with Ella Allfrey after being awarded the Commonwealth Short Story Prize, 2014.