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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Part travelogue, part novel about self discovery and identity — it is beautifully structured and written with great skill. Anetq rated it liked it Jul 11, Aug 21, Eric rated it really liked it. Forget about any other Kenyan writer — this is the guy to watch wainainq for.

Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina

This book is a story of fortitude, hope and the camaraderie of home. Jordan Inaan rated it really liked it Dec 11, When he talks about Maasai land, he talks about the people mostly. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Faith rated it it was ok Oct 16, To unsubscribe Click Here. An enjoyable short story.

Discovering Home

He talks about the events in Rwanda, the people who have been through it, their sacrifices, gently putting them on a pedestal without telling it on the mountains despite the fact they are in the mountains. It is a view of Africa unbiased by the usual African binyyavanga. Com rated it it was amazing Apr 11, This little novella can be easily overlooked as a lightweight piece.

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The journey starts in Kenya. Kenn Epps rated it really liked it Jul 04, He is stuck in the jam with his wheelbarrow competing for space with cars. Binyavanga makes a commentary on the social and inadvertently the political issues in his home country.

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Sure, there are many inventive Baganda women but much of culture has painted them as always waiting on their husbands. In fact, he says little about South Africa except the farewell party, the goats on their roads that look at him What a beautiful journey.

Return to Book Page. Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina. Preview — Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina. The geography in this story is more vivid than the characters in it, but then again, wasn’t that the point of the story? There is a small binyavanva at the door, as drunk women with smudged lipstick and crooked wigs bang on the door. He is the founding editor of Kwani?

From union renewal to a self-managed society: There is nothing wrong with being what you are not in Kenya, just be it successfully. Books by Binyavanga Wainaina. Nonetheless the joining factor is the food, the dance, the music of community. hone


Sep 17, Joel Benjamin Benjamin rated it liked it. Binyavanga Wainaina is a short story writer, essayist, and journalist. Leave this field blank. Lisa rated it really liked it Dec binyavangaa, 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.

Trivia About Discovering Home. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Everything dlscovering us, without us? Linda rated it liked it Feb 14, There is a control with which Wainana writes. Moses Kilolo rated it it was amazing May 30, Mathias Wandera rated it really liked it Jun 19, Gacheri rated it it was amazing Dec 20, To view it, click here. His writing is natural and descriptive. 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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