Literature Live: Jennifer Nansubaga Makumbi and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim
- Wed 01 Jun 2016
- 6:30 pm
The latest in the Literature Live series welcomes Abubakar Adam Ibrahim and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. This event will be chaired by Centre for New Writing senior lecturer Geoff Ryman. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is a Nigerian writer and journalist. His debut short story collection The Whispering Trees (Parresia Publishers, 2012) was long-listed for the Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014. The title story was shortlisted for the prestigious Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013. Ibrahim has won the BBC African Performance Prize and the Amatu Braide Prize for Prose. He is a Gabriel Garcia Marquez Fellow (2013) and a Civitella Ranieri Fellow (2015).
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer has a PhD from Lancaster University. Her novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project in 2013. It was published in 2014 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize 2014. Jennifer has published numerous short stories. Her short story, Lets Tell This Story Properly won the overall Commonwealth Short story prize 2014. Sign up now.