Two events, one day!
Going Digital: Globalism, Sexuality, Local Identities, and New African Writing
Binyavanga Wainaina in Conversation
with Khary Polk and Marisa Parham
8:30 AM to 10 AM, Center for Humanisitic Inquiry, Frost Library, Amherst College
Wainaina Reads From His Latest Work
6 PM, Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather Hall, Amherst College
Binyavanga Wainaina is Kenyan author, publisher, and cultural worker. He is the founding editor of one of Africa’s leading literary institutions, Kwani?, an enterprise that utilizes a vast range of digital and social media strategies to develop, promote, and share new African writing. His satirical essay, “How to Write About Africa” attracted international attention in 2005, and his memoir, One Day I Will Write About This Place, has been translated into 7 languages. In April 2014, Wainaina was named one of the most influential people in the world by TIME magazine.