Binyavanga Wainaina, the award-winning Kenyan writer who challenged stereotypes of Africa with biting satire and took on prejudice by documenting his life as an openly gay man, has died aged 48.
It’s a sombre mood in the entire region as Africa has once again lost one of its sons. Binyavanga Wainaina was an award-winning author whose works have sent his fame far and beyond. He wrote One Day I Will Write About This Place together with other award-winning essays including I am a homosexual, mum and How to write about Africa.
Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Kenya’s most famous writers, has passed away. How to write an obituary for a person of such standing? The conventional way would be by starting with the key biographical facts. Wainaina was born in 1971 in Nakuru, Kenya. He went to school in Nakuru, Thika, and Nairobi.
One of Africa’s best known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died following an illness. He was 48. The Kenyan author, who lifted the profile of the LGBTQ community.
News Obituaries Obituary: Binyavanga Wainaina, African activist who wanted an end to cliched writing about the continent One of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga.
Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina What a beautiful journey. From the seeming encumbrance of metered school life in South Africa the to the sights, sounds and people of home, Binyavanga details in his short story the (re)discovery of home, one’s roots, one’s people, in a very descriptive, witty, engaging and emotive style.
Binyavanga Wainaina Tells Us 'How To Write About Africa' The Kenyan writer died on Tuesday. Here is his famously sharp-edged essay. Share May, 22 2019.
Africa is big: fifty-four countries, 900 million people who are too busy starving and dying and warring and emigrating to read your book. The continent is full of deserts, jungles, highlands, savannahs and many other things, but your reader doesn’t care about all that, so keep your descriptions romantic and evocative and unparticular.