Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins $165,000 Windham-Campbell Prize for her debut novel, Kintu


It was a great announcement. The Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won a prestigious literary prize. It had been hard for her to get her manuscript published, but now her hard work and her perseverance has paid of. In this article you will get more information. Congratulations Nansubuga! Advertisements

Ugandan author wins one of world’s most lucrative literary prizes


 It has been a slow journey to get to the place she has earned for herself through her hard work and determination. She wrote Kintu and she sought a publisher. Finally a Kenyan publisher came forwards and the journey continued. Now Jennifer has been awarded a prestigious literary prize. In this article you will read … Continue reading Ugandan author wins one of world’s most lucrative literary prizes

The Manchester-based author who’s won a life-changing $165k book prize


She comes from Uganda but has left the landlocked country many years ago. She has written the important book Kintu that tells a story of Uganda. Now she has received an important American literary prize. In this article you will read more about it.

Jennifer Makumbi Wins Windham Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018


She has done it. After a long journey in writing and finding a publisher and getting attention for her epic work on Uganda and the changes that its people have gone through she now will be receiving a famous literary prize. Kudo’s for this lady.  You will find more in this article.    

Die Vergangenheit ist gegenwärtig


Berlin, the lively town with a rich history in Germany, will be a center of African literature in the month of April. On the 28th day of this month several writers from the African continent will come together with spectators and participants to talk about the presence of the past. Read more about it here. … Continue reading Die Vergangenheit ist gegenwärtig

5 African and sci-fi and fantasy books


It seems writers from the African continent are doing a good job in writing science fiction (sci-fi) and fantasy books. In this article you will find a selection of 5 books to give you an introduction to this particular field of literature. To me there were familiar names and one name that was new to … Continue reading 5 African and sci-fi and fantasy books