Hear My True Story

Journey to Joy: How Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's Ugandan Literature Saved My Life

December 05, 2023 Otako Season 4 Episode 10
Hear My True Story
Journey to Joy: How Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi's Ugandan Literature Saved My Life
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Show Notes

In this special episode, we collaborate with Ugandan Art Speaks Out, a podcast produced by Omuti Kreativ, an organization that promotes art for social change and empowerment in Uganda. Otako, the host of Hear My True Story, who shares his hilarious and heartwarming journey as a Ugandan migrant in Germany and how he found solace and inspiration in the works of Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, one of the most celebrated Ugandan authors.

We also listen to Jenifer Nansubuga Makumbi, who shares her invaluable insights into the art of crafting compelling stories and her journey of navigating the world of publishing across continents. She reveals the secrets behind her literary success, from her award-winning debut novel “Kintu” to her latest works, “The First Woman” and “A Girl is a Body of Water.” She also explains how she has masterfully woven African narratives into the fabric of Western literature.

Jennifer’s experiences, including winning prestigious prizes like the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize and the Global Commonwealth Short Story Prize, make her a true authority in the world of literature. Whether you’re an aspiring writer or a devoted reader, you won’t want to miss this insightful discussion that explores the intersection of storytelling, culture, and the global literary landscape.

We thank Ugandan Art Speaks Out for allowing us to share this wonderful episode and we encourage you to support such podcasts and organizations like Omuti Kreativ that have invested time in amplifying Ugandan art and culture.

To support Omuti Kreativ, here is the link to the crowdfunding:  https://betterplace.org/p129667

To follow Ugandan Art Speaks Out, here is the link: https://www.ugandanartspeaksout.com/

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