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Author Binyavanga Wainana, 48, is dead

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Author Binyavanga Wainana, 48, is dead

Award winning Kenyan author and LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina is dead.

The passing of the acclaimed African literary giant and founder of the Nairobi-based journal Kwani was confirmed by his family.

Binyavanga Wainana was known for his large heart and incentive use of language, which are reflected in his memoir “One Day I Will Write About This Place”. He also gained much popularity after his satirical piece “How to write about Africa” published by Granta.

The 2002 winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing was named by the Time 100 among the “Most Influential People in the World” in 2014.

Rest in Power, Great Binj.

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