Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48
Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina has passed away, at the age of 48.
Wainaina passed away at 10 pm on Tuesday night at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi after a stroke, a family friend has confirmed to The JRB.
Wainaina won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing, for his short story ‘Discovering Home’. He was the founding editor of Kwani?, a journal of experimental writing, which he established in 2003, and the author of the acclaimed memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place. He was also well known for his satirical essay ‘How to Write About Africa’, published in Granta in 2012.