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Binyavanga Wainaina (born 18 January 1971) is a Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing.

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      News Source: All Africa | 3 days ago
    But sometimes the poeticism goes so far as to break its own spell. If buried memories are dust, then water binds them together and helps give them form...At stake are some of literature's loftiest themes: life, death, truth, deceit, country, and love.
  • Africa39: how we chose the writers for Port Harcourt World Book Capital ...

      News Source: The Guardian | 8 days ago
    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Dinaw Mengestu are among the 39-strong lineup. Photograph: Victor Ehikhamenor/Linda Nylind Among the first events of this week's London Book Fair (LBF) was a breakfast press conference to reveal an eagerly anticipated
  • Wanjala: Why Achebe was Africa's finest

      News Source: Daily Nation | 28 days ago
    His fellow countryman, Professor Oladele Taiwo, wrote about him in 1967 thus: Chinua Achebe has a gift for summing up people and relations poignantly in a couple of sentences.  AFP In Summary His fellow countryman, Professor Oladele Taiwo, wrote
  • How ‘Lawino' crippled our art, ideology

      News Source: Daily Nation | 1 month ago
    Tuesday, March 4, 2014 How Lawino' crippled our art, ideology Comments Okot P'Bitek's Song of Lawino' exemplifies limitations of the Makerere writing tradition, while the poetry of Sedar Senghor is a powerful argument against the Makerere literary
  • Nigeria: Creative Righting of Wrongs

      News Source: Africa Headlines | 2 months ago
    Lola Shoneyin The World Today, Volume 70, Number 1 Yesterday I got an email from a friend who tells me she is organizing a literary festival in the Gambia. I organized the Ake Arts and Book Festival in Abeokuta last year and I often reflect on the
  • Binyavanga and swinging from pathos to bathos: The follies of non-...

      News Source: Daily Nation | 3 months ago
    In Summary The ultimate tragedy of Binyavanga's documentary is the ease with which he slides into a diatribe against Pentecostals as if homosexuality can only be popularised by bashing something or someone else's conformity. I am concerned about the
  • Binyavanga's presentation of a missing chapter is a clever strategy to tell ...

      News Source: Daily Nation | 3 months ago
    His recently released memoir captures the cool middle class efficiency that is finding its way into the modern Kenyan social fabric of tweets and pings. Photo/File  In Summary Nevertheless, the fact that he, a distinguished and highly-achieved public
  • PAPER TRAIL: Binyavanga Wainaina speaks out; Gertrude Stein is everywhere; ...

      News Source: Bookforum | 3 months ago
    January 23, 2014 Binyavanga Wainaina In response to anti-gay laws recently passed in Nigeria and Uganda, Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina, author of books such as One Day I Will Write About This Place and editor of the Nairobi-based journal Kwani ,


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