- Windham-Campbell Prize 2018 : Fiction
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi opens up a bold and innovatory vista in African letters, encompassing ancient wounds that disquiet the present, and offering the restitution to be found in memory and ritual.
- Winner – Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi won the Kwani? Manuscript Project, a new literary prize for unpublished fiction by African writers, for her novel The Kintu Saga.