Binyavanga Wainaina to marry his gay partner in S. Africa


This morning I read the news on twitter. Now a Kenyan newspaper has shared the news as well. The Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainanaina (living in South Africa) will be tying the knot. He has proposed to his friend and he said ‘yes’. I write ‘yes’ but maybe it was in another language.   Advertisements

‘How to write about everything’


It would seem to me that a writer does not need to write about everything. The author has restrict his topic, his focus and the number of pages. Binyavanga Wainaina, who hails from Kenya, but who now resides in South Africa has spoken about the topic “How to write about everything”. Some years ago he … Continue reading ‘How to write about everything’

12 key moments from 2015: the biggest books news of the year


South Africa’s Bookslive has selected 12 key moments out of all the many literary moments in the world of literary moments of the literary Africanity.

conversation: zanele muholi and


For those who live in or near Brooklyn (United States of America), you have the chance to meet two artist. One is Zanele Muholi is a visual artist from South Africa and Binyavanga Wainana is a writer from Kenya. By the way: Brooklyn is named after the Dutch village Breukelen. Just like Harlem is named … Continue reading conversation: zanele muholi and

don’t miss lauren beukes, nnedi, leif and binyavanga


Writers do write, but it seems a fair proportion of their time is taken up by travelling to other places to attend literary festivals. Here they speak about writing and the hardship of writing, and the little time they have for their writing. Some writers will travel to a nearby Goethe Institute in several African … Continue reading don’t miss lauren beukes, nnedi, leif and binyavanga

hamish hamilton acquires two by wainaina


This is good news. We can await two new books by the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina. We were left with his one day that he will write about Africa. And we longed for more. We still have to wait a bit. The first book will be published in 2017 and is based on his advice … Continue reading hamish hamilton acquires two by wainaina