Binyavanga wainaina how to write about africa summary of the book

Aug 22, KenyanBibliophile rated it really liked it This was a fun read. A ridiculously fun read. A few posts down my Instagram feed I went on a long rant about African literature focusing on the same generalizing themes. Wainaina tackles stereot This was a fun read.

Binyavanga wainaina how to write about africa summary of the book

I mean, what would the world be without a couple of chuckles in between; a couple of smiles to make the frowning moments seem worth it? From page 5 all the way through to page 48 you will just have a smile on your face and occasionally it will burst, at those moments you will be laughing.

The book by the founding editor of Kwani is a compilation of 3 satirical stories that show you Kenya from a serious but hilarious perspective. The three stories How to Write about Africa, My Clan KC and The Power of Love Tell the story of several misconceptions about Africa and how the people who are meant to be helping to solve this situation are really not helping and in fact are even propagating the issue to a whole new level.

All play and no work makes Jack a dull boy though, right? The book that will leave you in stitches not literally of course also leaves you with some very serious questions in your mind once you are done. I should also tell you that at some points the author gets excited and looses you for a second but seems to find himself and come back to earth with a certain grace and explains exactly why he moved in that direction and why it had to be done at that particular point in time.

Anyway I digress, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to see Kenya from the perspective of a Kenyan or just wants a good laugh. You should buy this book, especially if you believe like I do that the person who said that Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, was being sarcastic.

Binyavanga Wainaina was born in Nakuru in Rift Valley province. Following his education, Wainaina worked in Cape Town for some years as a freelance food and travel writer. He is the founding editor of Kwani?

binyavanga wainaina how to write about africa summary of the book

Since its founding, Kwani? How to write about Africa can be purchased at Kshs. You can also phone Mike at Kwani? Sales and Marketing for direct orders, on or Jun 07,  · Wainaina offers advice of how to increase sales: mentioning the light in Africa, the sunset, having a photo of “a heroic looking conservationalist” on the front cover, describing how one has come to love Africa, and cannot live without her etc.

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Binyavanga Wainaina spoke eloquently about his writing career and his life, and how the two are intertwined, at Wits University Binyavanga Wainaina spoke eloquently about his writing career and his life, and how the two are . Binyavanga Wainaina’s essay, “How To Write About Africa,” published in , remains the most forwarded article in Granta’s history.

The laugh-out-loud-funny satire captured every recorded. Clarke's Bookshop (established in ) is situated in Cape Town, South Africa and carries both new and second hand books on Southern Africa.

Online shopping for Books from a great selection of Cape Town, Johannesburg & more at everyday low prices. How to write about Africa Binyavanga Wainaina some tips: sunsets and starvation are good Always use the word 'Africa' or 'Darkness' or 'Safari' in your title.

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