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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In fact, he says little about South Africa except the farewell party, the goats on their roads that look at him What wainaiba beautiful journey.

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Discovering Home

Open Preview See a Problem? Arnold rated it really liked it Mar 09, He talks about the events in Rwanda, the people who have been through it, their sacrifices, gently putting them on a pedestal without telling it on the mountains despite the fact they are in the mountains.


Or rated it liked it Discoveering 28, In fact, he says little about South Africa except the farewell party, the goats on their roads that look at him in defiance and that Cape Town is mellow in relation to Nairobi which is like a shot of whiskey.

He is stuck in the jam with his wheelbarrow competing for space with cars. The description of scenery however was excessive and did not contribute much to the story.

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This book is a story of fortitude, hope and the camaraderie of home. Everything about us, without us? This little novella can be easily overlooked as a lightweight piece. To ask other readers questions about Discovering Homeplease sign up.

His writing is natural and descriptive. Wainana brings to note that a discobering of Baganda women are industrious as they are attractive. Discovering Home is 13 months of a trip back home laid down in an enjoyable 4-chapter short story. Pan African Fellowship Programme: You can read the full piece by visiting the website provided. Rosamaria Bitetti rated it it was ok Aug 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What a beautiful journey. The Maasai, the Kamba, the Kikuyu, the Samburu are shown as the different people that give life to the variety of Kenya.

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In Africa, the party is a party but when the morning comes, ginyavanga is an awkwardness about having shared so much with a stranger the previous night. Wainana is able to poke holes at things like female circumcision without necessarily being offensive but causing considerable thought and reflection.

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