Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi
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Ugandan writer wins Commonwealth short story prize

Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the overall Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize for Let's Tell This Story Properly, which the judges praised it for its "risk-taking, grace and breadth".

The competition identifies and develops original voices from the 53 countries of the Commonwealth and this year - nearly 4,000 writers sent in their unpublished stories.

The prize was presented in the Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Friday evening by the novelist and short story writer Romesh Gunesekera.

BBC Africa's Patience Atuhaire was there for the presentation.

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  • 13 Jun 2014