Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi (Kampala, Uganda) will work on her fourth book during her fellowship from February until June 2021. In her new novel, Makumbi questions the elasticity of the Ganda identity which, traditionally, states that one does not have to be born to Ganda parents to be a Muganda. Her award-winning debut novel, Kintu, was critically acclaimed in the UK, US and Africa. It has recently been translated into Dutch by Josephine Ruitenberg for Cossee. In this chronicle of a Ugandan family, Makumbi blends oral tradition, myth, folktale and history, weaving together the stories of descendants of the Kintu clan as they seek to break free from the burden of their past. Next to novels, Makumbi also publishes poetry and short stories, and her first full story collection Manchester Happened was published in 2019; the novel The First Woman will appear in June. Makumbi teaches at the Manchester Metropolitan University.