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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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Most importantly it has a universal message that I believe resonates well beyond national borders. siscovering

The upstairs bathroom is locked and Frank has disappeared with the keys. Leave this field blank. Mar 25, Derek rated it liked it. We are immediately taken into the journey home, musing about the miracle of life being the ability to exist for a time in defiance of chaos. Wainiana with This Book. The lesson is inserted like a bookmark but one homr not miss it Phrases swell, becoming bigger than their context and speak to us as truth. Land and Natural Resources. Wainana is binyvaanga to poke holes at things like female circumcision without necessarily being offensive but causing considerable thought and reflection.


Diane rated it really liked it May 19, There is a binyavangw with which Wainana writes. Binyavanga makes a commentary on the social and inadvertently the political issues in his home country. Nonetheless the joining factor is the food, the dance, the music of community. Ras I rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Skip to main content.

Binyavanga is a master of description. Binyavanga Wainaina is a short story writer, essayist, and journalist.

The unravelling of President Buhari. The geography in this story is more vivid than the characters in it, but then again, wasn’t that the point of the story?

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Home in Bufumbira is sombre yet not tear jerking. You will not find deep tragedies, only history, nostalgia and a new found respect for home. The description of scenery however was excessive and did not contribute much to the story. Village reflections and dearth of the reading culture.

The challenge of high expectations in Liberia. His writing is natural and descriptive. Sep 17, Joel Benjamin Benjamin rated it liked it.


Manu Bugoye rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Pan African Fellowship Programme: Documentaire WainaihaTunis. There is a small riot at the door, as drunk women with smudged lipstick and crooked wigs bang on the door. To view it, click here.

Discovering Home

In Africa, the party is a party but when the morning comes, there is an awkwardness about having shared so much with a stranger the previous night. Or binyxvanga it liked it Oct 28, What a beautiful journey. However there are many little gems buried in between the pages. Trivia About Discovering Home. The Maasai, the Kamba, the Kikuyu, the Samburu are shown as the different people that give life to the variety of Kenya.

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