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Wainaina at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival.
18 January 1971|
21 May 2019 (aged 48)|
|Occupation||Novelist, short story writer|
|Notable award(s)||2002 Caine Prize|
Binyavanga Wainaina (18 January 1971 – 21 May 2019) was a Kenyan writer. In July 2002 he won the Caine Prize For African Writing for his short story "Discovering Home". He started Kwani? magazine. His first book, One Day I Will Write About This Place, was published in 2011.
Wainaina was born in Nakuru.
- Howden, Daniel (21 January 2014). "Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina declares: 'I am homosexual'". https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/21/kenyan-writer-binyavanga-wainaina-declares-homosexuality.
- Binyavanga Wainaina [BinyavangaW] (1 December 2016). "i am HiV Positive, and happy" (Tweet). https://twitter.com/BinyavangaW/status/804256081774080004.
- "Binyavanga Wainaina, 1971–2019, RIP" (in en-US). https://johannesburgreviewofbooks.com/2019/05/22/binyavanga-wainaina-1971-2019-rip/.