How to Write About Africa (inbunden)
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How to Write About Africa (inbunden)

How to Write About Africa

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A trailblazing collection of writing from Binyavanga Wainaina's extraordinary life 'In your text, treat Africa as if it were one country. It is hot and dusty with rolling grasslands and huge herds of animals and tall, thin people who are starving. Or it is hot and steamy with very short people who eat primates. Don't get bogged down with precise descriptions.' Binyavanga Wainaina was a seminal author and activist, remembered as one of the greatest chroniclers of contemporary African life. After his death in 2019, this ground-breaking collection brings together his pioneering writing on the African continent for the first time. A rule-breaker full of wry satire and piercing wisdom, this collection includes many of Binyavanga's most critically acclaimed pieces, including the viral satirical sensation How to Write About Africa. Writing fearlessly across a range of topics - from politics to international aid, cultural heritage and redefining sexuality, this is a remarkable illustration of a writer at the height of his power. FEATURING AN INTRODUCTION BY HIS LONG-TIME FRIEND CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
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A fierce literary talent . . . [Binyavanga Wainaina] shines a light on his continent without cliche . . . an uncompromising commentator -- Nesrine Malik * Guardian * Hilarious, worldly, biting, flippant, and meaningful -- Achal Prabhala * Africa is a Country * [A] Kenyan literary icon . . . [Binyavanga Wainaina's] work continues to challenge stereotypes and prejudices about Africa * The Stream * A trail-blazing Kenyan legend * Al Jazeera * [Binyavanga Wainaina's] writing dances beyond the borders of language, lineage, genre, containment . . . [His] imagination hops, skips and jumps, in that space of infinite possibilities and worlds waiting to be made and unmade * Bubblegum Club * [A] barrier-shattering presence in African literature * Washington Post * Unflagging in his generosity, unflinching and direct in his criticism, [Binyavanga] produced work in his short life that will have impact longer lasting than those whose time here is twice as long -- Ellah Wakatama Allfrey '[A] Kenyan writer and LGBT activist who made a revolutionary impact on literature from and about the African continent' Margaret Busby, Guardian -- Margaret Busby * Guardian * Glimmering, strobe-lit language . . . a complex, cosmopolitan African experience too rarely depicted in books -- Teju Cole, author of Open City, on One Day I Will Write About This Place [A] standup-and-cheer coming-of-age memoir * New York Times Book Review on One Day I Will Write About This Place *

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Binyavanga Wainaina (18 January 1971 - 21 May 2019) was a Kenyan author, journalist and 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. In April 2014, Time magazine included Wainaina in its annual Time 100 as one of the "Most Influential People in the World".