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Rift Valley Institute

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Storymoja: Historical Research and Fiction Writing

The Nairobi Forum, in collaboration with Kwani? and Storymoja, brought Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi—whose novel Kintu won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Prize—together with Zambian writer and 2015 Caine prize winner, Namwalli Serpell, and Nigerian author and editor, Emmanuel Iduma, for a discussion on historical research and the uses of history in fiction writing. Ngala Chome chaired the event, which took place at the 2015 Storymoja Festival, at the Nairobi National Arboretum. The Nairobi Forum is a sponsor of Storymoja 2015.

On 19 September the Nairobi Forum and Kwani? also took Jennifer to Alliance Girl’s High School, where she had a conversation with students on research and fiction writing.


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