Going Digital:

Binyavanga Wainaina at Amherst College

Binyavanga Wainaina is a 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.

On October 21st, 2015, Binyavanga Wainaina visited Amherst College to talk with Professors Marisa Parham and Khary Polk about Going Digital: Globalism, Sexuality, Local Identities, and New African Writing. This event was part of our annual lecture series REALITY WOULD HAVE TO BEGIN.

Missed it? You can watch the recording by Amherst Media to the right.