Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has been selected as one of the UK's most compelling BAME writers by poet Jackie Kay, in association with the International Literature Showcase and the National Centre for Writing.

Of Jennifer's inclusion in the ten-strong list, Jackie writes: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi takes her readers from Manchester to Kampala, from the novel to the short story. Her stories illuminate not just the experiences of Ugandans in Manchester, who return to Uganda but of all immigrants who face the unfamiliar, the unfriendly, the strange habits and customs of a new land. Witty as well as deeply affecting, Makumbi is as comfortable in the grand sweep of the epic novel as she is in the powerful shot of the short story.

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