Kwanini? : Discovering Home

by Binyavanga Wainaina

KSh 400

‘Those who have been in the fresh produce, business longer are immediately visible: mostly old women in khanga sarongs with weary take-it-or-LeavE-iT voices. They hang out in groups, chattering away constantly,as if they want no quiet where the fragility of , their community will reveal itself in this diis alien place.

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Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina (born 1971), is a travel writer, essayist, award winning fiction writer and journalist, and is also the Founding Editor of Kwani?, and one of Africa’s most dynamic literary voices. He is presently the Director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College in New York and as travel writer, has written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Vanity Fair (US), The Mail and Guardian (SA), The East African, among other publications. His landmark essay, How to Write about Africa has been translated into twenty languages and is studied in universities and schools around the world as a foundational text about the perception of Africa in the west. His new Book, One Day I Will Write about This Place is a memoir about his life in Kenya and was first released to great critical and commercial success acclaim in the United States & the UK in 2011.