Jennifer was born and grew up in Kampala Uganda. She is the eldest child of her father Anthony Kizito Makumbi and the 3rd of her mother, Evelyn Nnakalembe. Her parents separated when she was two years old and for two years she lived with her grandfather Elieza Makumbi.

Kintu – Transit Books 16th May 2017

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Following from the successful launch of Kintu by Kwani Manuscript Project in Kenya, Kintu will be released in the USA by Transit Books on the 16th May 2017.
This will be followed by a book tour at the beginning of June 2017
For tour dates click here

Short Fiction

The Nod
In Bare Lit 2016
Malik’s Door
In Closure
Let’s Tell This Story Properly
In Granta Magazine of New Writing

WINNER of Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 Jennifer Makumbi