August 19, 2017

Africa is taking its own shape- Binyavanga Wainana

Africa is taking its own shape- Binyavanga Wainana

Binyavanga Wainaina says the youth of Africa have “stopped waiting” for their colonial custodians to “think the continent into being” – and have gone in search of adventure. Wainaina was in South Africa to deliver a public lecture entitled “Being African in the World” for the Department of Arts and Culture’s Africa Month celebrations.

…The Kenyan author lived in South Africa from 1991 to 2000, through the magical time of South Africa’s transition to a democratic government, and says his memoir is “a love letter to some degree to South Africa”, and lamented the fact that in Mzansi “only great adventurers who want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro can find it”. Read more

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