Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi at Martin Harris Centre

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi at Martin Harris Centre
Writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. © Yves Salmon

Literature Live: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in conversation with Ellah Wakatama Allfrey at Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, Manchester, 21 February 2018, from £5.00 - Book now

Manchester-based Ugandan novelist and short story writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi chats to Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, founding Publishing Director of The Indigo Press (and Mann Booker judge), for this special Live Literature event celebrating International Mother Language Day, introduced by Geoff Ryman, author and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Manchester, and in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival. Jennifer’s short fiction Let’s Tell This Story Properly won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. An ambitious, multi-layered narrative, it weaves together the stories of the Kintu clan as they seek to break from the burden of their shared past (and a cursed bloodline) and reconcile the inheritance of tradition with the modern world, at the same time exploring Uganda’s national identity.

 

Tickets are £5 concessions and £7 full price.

Literature Live: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in conversation with Ellah Wakatama Allfrey at Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama, Manchester

21 February 2018 7:30 pm
From £5.00

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