Wednesday, September 23, 2009

how [not] to write about africa

a satire piece written by binyavanga wainaina for granta magazine
as narrated by djimon hounsou

"Whichever angle you take, be sure to leave the strong impression that without your intervention and your important book, Africa is doomed."

Wainaina is a kenyan author and award-winning journalist and is currently a Bard Fellow and Director at the Chinua Achebe Centre for African Literature and Languages in Bard College.

read the entire piece, here

[thanks, kweli.]



Nassra said...

i have actually been reading this and it was published here as a little book by kwani. it is so hilarious!! i was reading it while stuck in traffic, laughing to myself and i noticed a whole bus full of people staring at me very strangely!!! he is quite brilliant.