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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This book is a story of fortitude, hope and the camaraderie of home.

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You can read the full piece by visiting the website provided. There is a small riot at the door, as drunk women with smudged lipstick and crooked wigs bang on the door. Pan African Fellowship Programme: 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.

The journey starts in Kenya. Neo Musangi rated it really liked it Aug 12, His description of the night out in Mwingi dancing to ndombolo was hilarious. Biynavanga to Read Currently Reading Read.

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There is a control with which Wainana writes. Linda rated it liked it Feb 14, Manu Bugoye rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Sep 17, Joel Benjamin Benjamin rated it liked it.

Want to Read saving…. In fact, he says little about South Africa except the farewell party, the goats on their roads that look at him in defiance and that Cape Town is mellow in relation to Nairobi which is like a shot of whiskey. I enjoyed Christmas in Bufumbira, the final chapter.

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Land and Natural Resources. However there are many little gems buried in between the pages. The description of scenery however was excessive and did not contribute much to the story.

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Kenn Epps rated it really liked it Jul 04, Mar 25, Derek rated it liked it. This is attributed to the fact that he could have missed the flight due to hangover issues, postponement and the tickets almost not materialising. Return to Book Page. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Everything about us, without us? Wanjiru Koinange rated it really liked it Mar 25, The Liberal rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Or rated it liked it Oct 28, I guffawed in laughter as Wainana took to describe the Dombolo dance.

Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina.

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The lesson is inserted dlscovering a bookmark but one must not miss it Phrases swell, becoming bigger than their context and speak to us as truth. This is much unlike the romanticised view from much of the West, where elephants and rolling hills are the heroes.