Wainaina at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival.
|Born||18 January 1971|
|Died||21 May 2019 (aged 48)|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Notable awards||2002 Caine Prize|
Binyavanga Wainaina (18 January 1971 – 21 May 2019) was a Kenyan writer. In July 2002 he won the Caine Prize For African Writing for his short story "Discovering Home". He started Kwani? magazine. His first book, One Day I Will Write About This Place, was published in 2011.
Early life[change | change source]
Wainaina was born in Nakuru.
Personal life[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Howden, Daniel (21 January 2014). "Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina declares: 'I am homosexual'" – via www.theguardian.com.
- Binyavanga Wainaina [BinyavangaW] (1 December 2016). "i am HiV Positive, and happy" (Tweet).
- "Binyavanga Wainaina, 1971–2019, RIP". Retrieved 2019-05-22.