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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Discovering Home

Illicit financial flows thwart human rights and development in Africa. Leave this field blank. Sure, there are many inventive Baganda women but much of culture has painted them as always waiting on their husbands.

The Maasai, the Kamba, the Kikuyu, the Samburu are shown as the different people that give life to the variety of Kenya. It is a view of Africa unbiased by the usual African themes.

I guffawed in laughter as Wainana took to describe the Dombolo dance.

Wanjiru Koinange rated it really liked it Mar 25, Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. Mathias Wandera rated it really liked it Jun 19, Or rated it liked it Oct binyavagna, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


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Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga is a master of description. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Kenn Epps rated it really liked it Jul 04, There is a control with which Wainana writes.

Everything about us, without us? Most importantly it has a universal message that I believe resonates well beyond national borders. I enjoyed Christmas in Bufumbira, the final chapter. He is stuck in the jam with his wheelbarrow competing for space with cars. Trivia About Discovering Home. Eugeneloquellano rated it it was amazing Nov 13, Open Preview See a Problem? When he wainainna about Maasai land, he binyavajga about the people mostly.

Nonetheless the joining factor is the food, the dance, the music of community. Linda rated it liked it Feb 14, binyavanfa Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina. For example, the man wearing a Yale University sweatshirt and tattered trousers. There is a small riot at the door, as drunk women with smudged lipstick and crooked wigs bang on the door.


Wainaina has a great sense of humour. Lisa rated it really liked it Dec 05, 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.

Mar 25, Derek rated it liked it.

Mar 22, Neville Tirimba Ogoti 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. George Makubalo rated it really liked it Jul 24,