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One Day I Will Write about This Place

A Memoir

One Day I Will Write about This Place( )
Author: Wainaina, Binyavanga
ISBN:978-1-55597-624-8
Publication Date:Sep 2012
Publisher:Graywolf Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

"A Kenyan Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man . . . suffused by a love affair with language."--Publishers Weekly, Top Ten Books of 2011

In this vivid and compelling memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina tumbles through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. In One Day I Will Write About This Place, named a 2011 New York Times notable book, Wainaina brilliantly evokes family, tribe, and nationhood in joyous,...
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Book Details
Pages:272
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.72 x 8.26 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:0.78 Pounds
Author Biography
Wainaina, Binyavanga (Author)
Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina was born in Nakuru, Kenya on January 18, 1971. He was an author, publisher, journalist, and commentator. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002 and went on to establish the literary magazine Kwani? In 2005, he published an essay entitled How to Write About Africa in the British literary journal Granta. His memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place, was published in 2011. In 2014, he published an essay entitled I am a Homosexual, Mum. On World AIDS Day in 2016, he announced that he was H.I.V. positive. He died after a short illness on May 21, 2019 at the age of 48.

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