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Binyavanga Wainaina to deliver a talk at Wits University

Binyavanga Wainaina is a celebrated Kenyan writer with a storied career. Wainaina recently moved to Johannesburg and this will be his first big public talk in South Africa.

Achal Prabhala and Danai Mupotso will introduce Wainaina, covering his accomplishments over the past 15 years, and conversing with him on multiple aspects of his writing career including:

His satirical piece for Granta magazine which garnered international recognition on “how to write about Africa“.

A scathing letter directed to the Caine Prize, and his memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place.

Prabhala and Mupotso will also discuss Wainaina’s coming out essay that made world headlines.

The event will take place on Tuesday 25 July, 6 PM at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Humanities Graduate Centre’s Seminar Room.

One Day I Will Write about This Place

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