Tag: Jennifer Makumbi

  • Images from the Uganda International Writers’ Conference 2015

    Images from the Uganda International Writers’ Conference 2015

    So I gave a snapshot from the 2015 edition of the Uganda International Writers’ Conference on Wednesday. Here are images from the organisers who had invited a huge number of authors. Thanks organisers!

  • A snapshot of the Uganda International Writers’ Conference 2015

    A snapshot of the Uganda International Writers’ Conference 2015

    It was all going down in Kampala, Uganda as writers from around the continent converged for the 2015 edition of the Uganda International Writers’ Conference. There was a large number of events from 1st to 6th March with the theme some free and some paid with the theme, Memoir and Truth. Some of the highlights…

  • Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 is now open

    Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2015 is now open

    You can now put in your entry for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize for 2015. This year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part-funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust – we laud, not slam you, Sigrid Rausing Trust. The process is simple. You submit your short story via the online application form between 15 September and 15 November 2014. If you are…

  • The Sunday Salon with Noviolet, Jennings and Yewande

    The Sunday Salon with Noviolet, Jennings and Yewande

    The Sunday Salon. It came to us in 2008 as a new space Nairobians could enjoy listening to literature apart from the Kwani Open Mic which had become a bit crazy with the drinking in that gig going into the wee hours of the next morning. In that year, we had writers like Muthoni Garland,…

  • Jennifer Makumbi wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014

    Jennifer Makumbi wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014

    The overall winner for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize is Ugandan writer Jennifer Makumbi. The East African was awarded her prize at a glittering ceremony on Friday evening in Kampala, Uganda by novelist and short story writer Romesh Gunesekera. The winning story is about a grieving widow who arrives at Entebbe Airport from Manchester…

  • Jennifer Makumbi  is Commonwealth Short Story Africa winner 2014

    Jennifer Makumbi is Commonwealth Short Story Africa winner 2014

    The winners of the regional winners of the Commonwealth short story were announced yesterday with Ugandan Jennifer Makumbi winning in the African region for her story Let’s tell this story properly. The story is of a Nnameya a grieving widow who she arrives at Entebbe Airport from Manchester with her husband Kayita’s coffin. But then…

  • Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 shortlist out

    Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 shortlist out

    The people running for the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 were announced yesterday. The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 shortlist includes ; The East African in the running Jennifer Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer who studied Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2012, her short story The Accidental Seaman…