Having mentioned the Development Book Club the other day, I thought I should also give a congratulatory shout-out to Jennifer Makumbi, who won this year's Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
The winning story is about a grieving widow who arrives at Entebbe Airport from Manchester with her husband’s coffin, but events take such a dramatic turn that she must relinquish her widowhood and fight.
“This is a dream. For Uganda, once described as a literary desert, it shows how the country’s literary landscape is changing and I am proud to be a part of it. The Commonwealth Short story Prize will help bring attention to Ugandan writing at a global level,” said Jennifer Makumbi, who lives in Manchester, UK.
You can find out lots more about the Commonwealth Foundation's writing initiatives on their website.