Award-winning Kenyan author and LGBT rights activist Binyavanga (48)
Wainaina has died.
The author, who is also the 2002 winner of Caine Prize for African
Writing, reportedly died last night after a short illness.
CONDOLENCES MESSAGES FOR BINYAVANGA WAINAINA
Oyunga Pala :I remember the early days, from SA to Kwani? open mic at Yaya. Audacity of possibilities. You started something special. You made important contributions to our writing space. You lived your truth. Now go in peace bro. “Binyavanga Wainaina“
This Is Africa: #GoodMorningAfrica It is with a heavy heart we learned of the passing away of Kenyan writer, Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Africa’s leading writers who set a pace in the literary world. He was blunt & brave, vulnerable & insightful, charming & cheerful
Ben Phillips : So sad to hear that Binyavanga Wainaina has died aged just 48. But in those 48 years what gifts he gave the world. Here is his biting satire “How to Write About Africa”. Rest in power.
Sam Gichuru:Rest in peace, great son of Africa, Binyavanga Wainaina.