Manchester Happened

Pages: 304
Subject: Fiction
Imprint: Oneworld

Manchester Happened

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

A stunning new story collection from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, acclaimed author of Kintu and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 
Hardback
9781786075895 (23 May 2019)
RRP £12.99

The Book

 

A stunning new story collection from Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, acclaimed author of Kintu and winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 and the Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 

Manchester Happened is a masterful collection of short stories by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, whose debut novel Kintu was published to great acclaim earlier this year. Set in Manchester and Kampala, the stories 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.

Following on from the huge success of Kintu, Manchester Happened - whose eponymous story won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize - is an essential collection from an extraordinarily talented writer.

Additional Information

Subject Fiction
Pages 304
Imprint Oneworld

 

About the Author

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer, has a PhD from Lancaster University. Her first novel, Kintu (Oneworld, 2018), won the Kwani? Manuscript Project in 2013 and was longlisted for the Etisalat Prize in 2014. She was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her story Manchester Happened, and her first full story collection, Manchester Happened, will be published by Oneworld in 2019. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi was awarded the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for Fiction 2018 to support her writing. She lives in Manchester with her husband and son, and lectures in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Reviews

Praise for Kintu:

‘Inventive in scope, masterful in execution, [Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi] does for Ugandan literature what Chinua Achebe did for Nigerian writing.' Guardian

‘A multi-character epic that emphatically lives up to its ambition.' Sunday Times

‘A soaring and sublime epic. One of those great stories that was just waiting to be told.' Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

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