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One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir (Paperback)

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"A Kenyan Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man . . . suffused by a love affair with language."--Publishers Weekly, Top Ten Books of 2011

In this vivid and compelling memoir, Binyavanga Wainaina tumbles through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. In One Day I Will Write About This Place, named a 2011 New York Times notable book, Wainaina brilliantly evokes family, tribe, and nationhood in joyous, ecstatic language.

AUTHOR: Binyavanga Wainaina

Binding: Paperback, 256 pages
Pub Date: September 04, 2012
Physical Info: 0.77" H x 8.22" L x 5.55" W (0.74 lbs)
ISBN: 1555976247
EAN: 9781555976248
Publisher: Graywolf Press

Brief Description:

In this memoir, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his mother's religious period, his failed attempt to study commerce in South Africa, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya.


Biographical Note:

Binyavanga Wainaina is the founding editor of Kwani?, a leading African literary magazine. He won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing and has written for Vanity Fair, Granta, and The New York Times. Wainaina directs the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College.