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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Books by Binyavanga Wainaina. Sure, there are many inventive Baganda women but much of culture has binnyavanga them as always waiting on their husbands.

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Faith rated it it was ok Oct 16, Mar 22, Neville Tirimba Ogoti rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads binyabanga. Rosamaria Bitetti rated it it was ok Aug 26, What a beautiful journey. It is a view of Africa unbiased by the usual African themes. For example, the man wearing a Yale University sweatshirt and tattered trousers.

I guffawed in laughter as Wainana took to describe the Dombolo dance. Wanjiru Koinange rated it really liked it Mar 25, Wainaina has a great sense of humour.

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Neo Musangi rated it really liked it Aug 12, Nonetheless the joining factor is the food, the dance, the music of community.


This book is a story hoke fortitude, hope and the camaraderie of home. Jordan Inaan rated it really liked it Dec 11, Village reflections and dearth of the reading culture. Ras I rated it it was amazing Aug 18, This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Binyavanga Wainaina is a short story writer, essayist, and journalist. Return to Book Page. You can read the full piece by visiting the website provided.

The journey starts in Wainain.

Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina

Want to Read saving…. There binyavaanga nothing wrong with being what you are not in Kenya, just be it successfully. Thanks for telling us about the problem. How much is too much?

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. I enjoyed Christmas in Bufumbira, the final chapter.

Moses Kilolo rated it it was amazing May 30, This is much unlike the romanticised view from much of the West, where elephants binyxvanga rolling hills are the heroes.

You will not find deep tragedies, only history, nostalgia and a new found discoverimg for home. The challenge of high expectations in Liberia. Gacheri rated it it was amazing Dec 20, When he talks about Maasai land, he talks about the people mostly. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Globalizations Special Forum on Samir Amin’s proposal for a 5th international. The geography in this story is more vivid than the characters in it, but then again, wasn’t that the point of the story?


To unsubscribe Click Here. 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.

Wainana brings to note that a lot of Baganda women are industrious as they are attractive. What information do you look for in Pambazuka News? This is attributed to the fact that he could have missed the flight due to hangover issues, postponement and the tickets almost not materialising.

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Awinaina Epps rated it really liked it Jul 04, Forget about any other Kenyan writer — this is the guy to watch out for. Wainana is able to poke holes at things like female circumcision without necessarily being offensive but causing considerable thought and reflection.

The Liberal rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Mar 25, Derek rated it liked it. Or rated it liked it Oct 28, Preview — Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina.