Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi – London Literature Festival
16th October, 2019
Join award-winning authors Bernardine Evaristo & Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
in conversation with writer Irenosen Okojie, in a discussion that promises to shed a fresh perspective on ourselves, others and the country in which we live.
The pair join us to discuss the themes and ideas of their latest books: Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other and Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Manchester Happened, both works that speak to our history and our current time which share complex, nuanced characters, the power of truth and depth.
Girl, Woman, Other, which won the 2019 Booker Prize, follows the lives and struggles of 12 very different characters. Mostly women, black and British, they tell the stories of their families, friends and lovers, across the country and through the years.
Set in Manchester and Kampala, the stories of Manchester Happened form a moving and powerful work about the experience of immigration and about how we treat each other as human beings, and makes an important contribution to one of the most pressing societal and political issues of the day.