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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Will Africa welcome a change in US foreign assistance? Everything about us, without us? Lists with This Book. George Makubalo rated it really liked it Jul 24, Faith rated it it was ok Oct 16, The Liberal rated it it was amazing Mar 26, Binyavanga Wainaina is a short story writer, essayist, and journalist.


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Nonetheless the joining factor is the food, the dance, the music of community.

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Wanjiru Koinange rated it really liked it Mar 25, There is nothing wrong with being what you are not in Kenya, just be it successfully. Kenn Epps rated it really liked it Jul 04, Com rated it it was amazing Apr 11, He is stuck in the jam with his wheelbarrow competing for space with cars. Eugeneloquellano rated it it was amazing Nov 13, I guffawed in laughter as Wainana took to describe the Dombolo dance. In Africa, the party is a party but when the morning comes, there is an awkwardness about having shared so much with a stranger the previous night.


Land and Natural Resources. 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. Most importantly it has a universal message that I believe resonates well beyond national borders. Gacheri rated it it was amazing Dec 20, This is much unlike the romanticised view from much of the West, where elephants and rolling hills are the heroes.

This book is a story of fortitude, hope and the camaraderie of home. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I enjoyed reading about some familiar places.

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Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The description of scenery however was excessive and did not contribute much to the story.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Discovering Home is waihaina months of a trip back binyavsnga laid down in an enjoyable 4-chapter short story. Manu Bugoye rated it it was amazing Nov 19, Diane rated it really liked it May 19, Refresh and try again.

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You will not find deep tragedies, only history, nostalgia and a new bihyavanga respect for home. Preview — Discovering Home by Binyavanga Wainaina. Illicit financial flows thwart human rights and development in Africa. There is a control with which Wainana writes.