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One Day I Will Write About This Place free pdf Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him.This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother's beauty parlour, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson - all punctuated by the infectious laughter of his brother and sister. He could fall in with their patterns, but it would take him a while to carve out his own. In this vivid and compelling debut, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his failed attempt to study in South Africa, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya.The landscape in front of him always claims his main attention, but he also evokes the shifting political scene that unsettles his views on family, tribe, and nationhood. Throughout, reading is his refuge and his solace. And when, in 2002, a writing prize comes through, the door is opened for him to pursue the career that perhaps had been beckoning all along. Resolutely avoiding stereotype and cliche, Wainaina paints every scene in One Day I Will Write About This Place with a highly distinctive and hugely memorable brush.

About Binyavanga Wainaina

BINYAVANGA WAINAINA was born in Nakuru, Kenya in 1971.He is the founding editor of Kwani?, a leading African literary magazine based in Kenya. He won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing, and has written for Vanity Fair, Virginia Quarterly, Granta, and the New York Times. Wainaina directs the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College in upstate New York.

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Author : Binyavanga Wainaina
Publisher : Granta Books
Data Published : 02 August 2012
ISBN : 1847083323
EAN : 9781847083326
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 271 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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