Binyavanga Wainaina, 41, is a travel writer, essayist, award winning fiction writer and journalist. He is also the Founding Editor of Kwani?, and one of Africa’s most dynamic literary voices. His memoir, ‘One Day I Will Write about This Place’ is about his life in Kenya and was first released to great critical acclaim and commercial success in the USA and the UK in 2011.
Join us for the launch of the East Africa edition of this book on 1st June 2012 at the Railways Museum from 6.30pm. This event also features a DJ set by Just A Band (http://www.just-a-band.com/) and other literary goodies.
Entry : 1 copy of ‘One Day I will Write About This Place’, priced at the discounted price of Ksh 500 for one night only!!!
Selections & Reviews
– Oprah Book Club: Book of the Week (19th July 2011) and 2011 Summer Selection
-A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection (10th October 2011)
– A New York Times ‘100 Most Notable Books of 2011’
– Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2011
`A beguiling account and vibrant celebration of coming of age in post-colonial Africa’ –Sunday Times
‘An autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young man with brilliant commentary and critique’ –Guardian
‘Head directly to the bookstore for Binyavanga Wainaina’s stand-up-and-cheer coming-of-age memoir’ –New York Times
‘Witty, novelistic and dreamy, Wainaina’s story is effectively the story of Kenya itself’ –Metro
“This is Africa from the African Point of View, a vibrant celebration of “normal human beings doing normal things.”– The Sunday Times.
Venue Details :
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Enquiries : firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 020 444 1801
- One Day I Will Write About This Place, by Binyavanga Wainaina (theglobeandmail.com)
- HOW TO WRITE ABOUT AFRICA / Binyavanga Wainaina / GRANTA 92 / 2005 (toohotforwords.wordpress.com)
- Virgin Atlantic stops flights to Kenya blaming fall in passenger numbers and rising fuel costs (dailymail.co.uk)
- Africa’s Tallest Statue: The Monument To The African Renaissance (gadling.com)
- Rebranding Africa: have we gone too far? (kariobangi.wordpress.com)
- I wrote “How to Write about Africa” as a piss-job (3quarksdaily.com)
- Radical Idea of the Day: Hire Africans to Cover Africa (reason.com)
- Why would Obama pretend to have been born in Kenya? (althouse.blogspot.com)
- Virgin Atlantic pulls out of Kenya (telegraph.co.uk)
- On reading Billy Kahora’s Caine-nominated short story, ‘Urban Zoning,’ by Stephen Derwent Partington (zunguzungu.wordpress.com)