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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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We are immediately taken into wainiana journey home, musing about the miracle of life being the ability to exist for a time in defiance of chaos.

Discovering Home

Sep 17, Joel Benjamin Benjamin rated it liked it. Who works harder, who loves better are all issues that come together, not in a competitive way but a complementary way. When he talks about Maasai land, he talks about walnaina people mostly. Jordan Binyvanga rated it really liked it Dec 11, What information do you look for in Pambazuka News? Wainana brings to note that a lot of Baganda women are industrious as they are attractive.


Discovering home – Binyavanga Wainaina – Google Books

I guffawed in laughter as Wainana took to describe the Bjnyavanga dance. The challenge of high expectations in Liberia.

He is the founding editor of Kwani? Skip to main content. Forget about any other Kenyan writer — this is the guy to watch out for.

Discovering Home – Binyavanga Wainaina – Google Books

The description of scenery however was excessive and did not contribute much to the story. Protection, Patronage or Plunder? Sep 27, ashok rated it it was amazing. To view it, click here.

Ivan Lartey rated it it was amazing Oct 01, How much is too much? 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.

Oct 24, Cornell rated it liked it. Open Preview See a Problem? You can read the full piece by visiting the website provided.

No trivia or quizzes yet. You will not find deep tragedies, only history, nostalgia and a new found respect for home. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


An enjoyable short story. Diane rated it really liked it May 19, The geography in this story is more vivid than the characters in it, but then again, wasn’t that the point of the story?

The lesson is inserted like a bookmark but one must not miss it Phrases swell, becoming bigger than their context and speak to us as truth. His writing is natural and descriptive. Nonetheless the joining factor is the food, the dance, the music of community. However there are many little gems buried in between the pages. The upstairs bathroom is locked and Frank has disappeared with the keys.

Faith rated it it was ok Oct 16, There is a small riot at the door, as drunk women with smudged lipstick and crooked wigs bang on the door.

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