Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Manchester Happened is on the UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist announced on May 8, 2019. Big Book is an awards scheme…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on UK’s Big Book Awards 2019 shortlist.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charmed residents of Nairobi and Kigali on her Manchester Happened East African tour. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi won the Kwani Manuscript prize in…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charms Nairobi, Kigali in “Manchester Happened” tour.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s East African tour for her new short story collection Manchester Happened runs from May 9 – 17, 2019. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi came…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s “Manchester Happened” East Africa tour.
The Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 is set to happen in Kampala, Uganda from May 15-17, 2019. The conference is organised by the African Writers…View More Uganda International Writers Conference 2019 for Kampala in May.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Kintu and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s House of Stone are on the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 shortlist announced on January 11,…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Novuyo Rosa Tshuma on Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2019 shortlist.
The judges for the Writivism Short Story Prize 2019 and the Koffi Addo Prize for Nonfiction 2019 were announced on December 5, 2018. Writivism is…View More Meet the judges for the Writivism Fiction and Nonfiction prizes for 2019.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 judge. The Ugandan award winning novelist and short story writer will be selecting the winner…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2019 judge.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi received her Windham-Campbell Prize 2018 cheque at Yale University, USA on September 12, 2018. The Windham-Campbell Prize, established in 2013 with a…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi receives her Windham-Campbell Prize 2018.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…View More African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.
Chinua Achebe’s work Things Fall Apart at 60 was celebrated with readings by some of the most well-known African writers working today at the South…View More Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” at 60 celebration
Nick Makoha’s launched his poetry collection Kingdom of Gravity at the Ntinda Complex in Kampala, Uganda on July 13, 2017. His panel was moderated by…View More Nick Makoha poetry collection ‘Kingdom of Gravity’ launches in Kampala
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has signed with U.S publisher Transit Books. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbiwas introduced to the African literary scene in what could only be described…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi gets American publisher
The Miles Morland Foundation has just announced the shortlist for the 2015 Morland Writing Scholarships. These applicants will be whittled down to four on December…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2015 shortlist announced
Kiprop Kimutai became famous when his manuscript The Water Spirits became third in the Kwani Manuscript Project that ended last year. The winner was Jennifer…View More Kiprop Kimutai’s #TrueStoriesFromIten
A few weeks ago I mentioned that Rwandan writers were asked to submit stories for a new anthology. The deadline came and went and Huza…View More Mentors start signing up for Rwanda anthology