Let's Tell This Story Properly

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Pub Date: 04/30/2019

Pages: 294

Trim: 5 x 8

Publisher: Transit Books

Imprint: Transit Books

ISBN 13: 9781945492228

ISBN 10: 1945492228

Price: / $20.99 CAN$16.95

Category: FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Let's Tell This Story Properly

By Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Price: $16.95



About the Book

"Men behave badly in these stories, women suffer or negotiate for power, families bicker and try to cooperate. There is Uganda, and there is Britain, and then all the miles in between."—Los Angeles Times

How far does one have to travel to find home elsewhere? The stories in Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s collection attempt to measure that distance. Centered around the lives of Ugandans in Britain, Let's Tell This Story Properly features characters both hyper-visible and unseen—they take on jobs at airport security, care for the elderly, and work in hospitals, while remaining excluded from white, British life. As they try to find their place, they drift from a home that feels further and further away. In an ambitious collection by the critically acclaimed author of Kintu, Let's Tell This Story Properly explores what happens to those who leave.

About the Book

Stories of race, class, and the Ugandan immigrant experience in Britain by the author of Kintu and winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize.


Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, a Ugandan novelist and short story writer, won the 2018 Windham-Campbell Prize for her debut novel, Kintu. Her story "Let's Tell This Story Properly" won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Jennifer lives in Manchester, UK, with her husband, Damian, and her son, Jordan.