Manchester Happened – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi


In Manchester Happened, Makumbi’s skilled hand paints a florid portrait of family life based between Manchester and Kampala. Her writing re-imagines the challenges faced by Ugandans who journey to Britain in search of opportunity, and then those who dare to venture back home again.

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An ambitious and assured collection of short stories from the internationally acclaimed author of Kintu

If there’s one thing the characters in Jennifer Makumbi’s stories know, it’s how to field a question.

‘Let me buy you a cup of tea… what are you doing in England?’

‘Do these children of yours speak any Luganda?’

‘Did you know that man Idi Amin?’

But perhaps the most difficult question of all is the one they ask themselves: ‘You mean this is England?’

Told with empathy, humour and compassion, these vibrant, kaleidoscopic stories re-imagine the journey of Ugandans who choose to make England their home. Weaving between Manchester and Kampala, this dazzling, polyphonic collection will captivate anyone who has ever wondered what it means to truly belong.


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