Turning the ‘Curse of Ham’ into a blessing

What is your origin? Where do we come from and how does this origin define us? One of the books with a story of origin is the bible. Due to poor exegesis the idea emerged that Africans were cursed, due to their ancestor Ham. How do writers with African roots, from different parts of the … Continue reading Turning the ‘Curse of Ham’ into a blessing

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!

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