Binyavanga Wainaina

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How to Write About Africa by Binyavanga Wainaina review – a fierce literary talent taken too soon
In this selection of essays, the prize-winning Kenyan author, who died in 2019, shines a light on his continent without cliche

Nesrine Malik

07, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Binyavanga Wainaina obituary
Kenyan writer and LGBT activist who made a revolutionary impact on literature from and about the African continent

Margaret Busby

02, Jun, 2019 @4:32 PM

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Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and gay rights activist, dies aged 48
One of Africa’s best-known authors and gay rights activists died on Tuesday after an illness

Alison Flood

22, May, 2019 @10:50 AM

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Sci-fi, creative writing and wizards – Africa's best authors discuss modern literature
What is ‘African literature’? How easy is it to become an author on the continent? What we learned from this year’s Caine prize shortlist

Basia Cummings

03, Jul, 2015 @12:43 PM

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Binyavanga Wainaina on aid, power and the politics of development in Africa – video
Kenyan writer tells Eliza Anyangwe why west’s notion of ‘development’ and its jargons fail to capture the reality of Africa

Mona MahmoodEliza Anyangwe

18, Mar, 2014 @3:25 PM

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Nigerian authors condemn country's new anti-gay law
Alison Flood: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Jackie Kay and Helon Habila among those criticising government for 'Nazi' politics of hate

Alison Flood

27, Feb, 2014 @12:41 PM

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Binyavanga Wainaina: coming out in Kenya

Binyavanga Wainaina talks to Tim Adams about the chapter from his memoir titled 'I am a homosexual, Mum' and how it has placed him at the heart of the African debate on gay rights

Tim Adams

16, Feb, 2014 @8:04 AM

In praise of … Binyavanga Wainaina
Editorial: Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has demonstrated moral courage to spare in recent days


22, Jan, 2014 @9:51 PM

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Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina declares: 'I am homosexual'
Wainaina, one of Africa's leading literary figures, outs himself in response to wave of homophobic laws across continent

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Daniel Howden in Nairobi

21, Jan, 2014 @2:35 PM

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Kenyan author attacks insularity of British fiction
Binyavanga Wainaina says authors fail to tell 'universal' stories, leaving their books 'indigestible' for modern Africans

Richard Lea

18, Nov, 2011 @1:20 PM

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One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina – review
Helon Habila finds an autobiography of growing up in east Africa subtly crafted

Helon Habila

04, Nov, 2011 @10:55 PM

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