Binyavanga's fashion sensibility (the caftans, the dresses, the hats, the dyed hair) and his choices in his memoir, and his essays, will have a lasting impact.
Dedicated to the memory of the writer’s friend: the rebel and genius, Binyavanga Wainaina.
Binyavanga Wainaina was a writer who not only produced seminal work, but also contributed to and shaped the African literary tradition into what it is today.
Looking inside ourselves and working on the dark hearts of our colonial crap.
African writers produce in literary prose — a language and cultural ethos in which they do not live.
"I want to go to a place ... where we can find the names of all those who have died for Kenya since 1963."--Binyavanga Wainaina.
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Americans need recognize if they want to do good in Africa they need to partner with Africans or work in the US on policies that impact negatively Africans.
We sometimes joke that often when we’re online the only other person who’s consistently awake and
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So journalist Alex Preston jetted into town from a posh Western capital. Alex Preston went to
It’s déjà vu all over again. Thirty five years ago, Stuart Hall and colleagues wrote one
Binyavanga Wainaina: " I wanted to generate a conversation among Africans."
The problem with Afropolitism is that the insights on race, modernity and identity appear to be increasingly sidelined in sacrifice to consumerism above all else.
The writer imagines coming out to his late mother.
Why separate African urbanites from the rest of their cohort? How is that even constructive?
This past October was the Dutty Artz crew’s 6 year anniversary, so we decided to celebrate by
Almost ten years ago, Binyavanga Wainana mocked the relentless bashing of Africa for what it is: