This story takes us from Cape Town to Kisoro, Uganda as Binyavanga Wainaina finds his way back home. Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan writer. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing. He is the founding editor of Kwani?,and has written for The. Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina – book cover, description, publication history.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I enjoyed reading about some familiar places. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To do it right, wiggle your pelvis from side to side while your upper body remains as casual as if you were lunching with Nelson Mandela. Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina th Apr. Moses Kilolo rated it it was amazing May 30, Documentaire FSMTunis.

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His description of the night out in Mwingi dancing to ndombolo was hilarious. The unravelling of President Buhari.

His writing is natural and descriptive. An enjoyable short story. Preview — Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina. You can read the full piece by visiting the website provided. Sep 17, Joel Benjamin Benjamin rated it liked it.

Discovering Home

Wainana is able to poke holes at things like female circumcision without necessarily being offensive but causing considerable thought and reflection. Corvinus Maximilus rated it it was amazing Aug 15, Everything about us, without us? Part travelogue, part novel about self discovery and identity — it is beautifully structured and written with great skill.

There is nothing wrong with being what you are not in Kenya, just be it successfully. Discovering Home is 13 months of a trip back home laid down in an enjoyable 4-chapter short story. You will not find deep tragedies, only history, nostalgia and a new found respect for home. No trivia or quizzes yet. What a beautiful journey.

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Home in Bufumbira is sombre yet not tear jerking. Com rated it it was amazing Apr 11, It’s a lovely piece. Arnold rated it really liked it Mar 09, Forget about any other Kenyan writer — this is the guy to watch out for.

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Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina

Skip to main content. Pan African Fellowship Programme: Binyavanga Wainaina is a short story writer, essayist, and journalist. In fact, he says little about South Africa except the farewell party, the goats on their roads that look at him in defiance and that Cape Town is mellow in relation to Nairobi which is like a shot of whiskey.

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This is much unlike the biynavanga view from much of the West, where elephants and rolling hills are the heroes. The Liberal rated it it was amazing Mar 26,