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Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina and Me

Diriye Osman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Diriye Osman

The award-winning Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina is many things to many people. For some, including me, he is simply one of the most imaginative and gifted writers at work today. For others, and again I include myself in this list, he is a pan-African cultural hero.

The Caine Prize and the Rise of the African Short Story

Diriye Osman | Posted 09.07.2014 | Books
Diriye Osman

The Caine Prize creates a vital exposure for readers not only to a generation of African writers on the rise but also to a literary form that possesses a powerful artisan quality.

Gay Author: My Coming Out Is 'A Political Act'

Agence France Presse | Helen Vesperini | Posted 03.30.2014 | Gay Voices

With hair dyed red and blue and shaved into a mohican, leading Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina is no stranger to making a powerful statement.But his...

How Kenyan Author's Coming Out Will Impact Nation's Debate Over Homosexuality

AP | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — African literary light Binyavanga Wainaina announces he is gay to protest laws criminalizing homosexuality on the continent. ...

Author's Bold Move Aims To Challenge Anti-Gay Attitudes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Influential Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has revealed he is a homosexual in an autobiographical short story released to protest anti-gay laws on ...

The Mzungu Diaries: 6 Months in Africa

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

"So, how are you finding Africa?" asked the man next to me as our bus careered around a blind corner, narrowly avoiding a huge lorry laden with bricks in the oncoming lane. "Wonderful," I answered, ducking the box of live chicks thrown towards me by the force of the turn.