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Enter The Literary Aristocrat: A review of Binyavanga Wainaina's One Day I Will Write About this Place
Enter the Literary Aristocrat.
Review of Binyavanga Wainaina’s One Day I Will Write about this Place.
When we board our final, one-way flight out of this earth, we leave a cute, epitaph-adorned gravestone; if when we are born, we come with a futurologist’s ‘birthstones’, Binyavanga Wainaina’s might read: “Enter, riding on the redolence of the Rift Valley, Binyavanga, the literary aristocrat.” 990 more words
Originally published by Curious Animal on 19/09/14
(So The Path Does Not Die by Pede Hollist, Jacaranda)
“A wise woman walks through the high grass where the elephant has already trod… So the path does not die, do not follow footprints in the sand.” So says Finaba’s grandmother, Baramusu, in the first chapter of Pede Hollist’s debut novel So The Path Does Not Die, the African Literature Association’s book of the year for 2014. 448 more words