Kenyan Author And Activist, Binyavanga Wainaina Dies At The Age Of 48

Published 4 months ago by: CLARA JANCITA
at 12:46 PM, 22/05/2019 (4 months ago)

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In what will come across as a really shocking development, popular author and activist, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died.  Kenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina has died at the age of 48, the publication he founded announced.
 
Wainaina, the founder of the literary magazine Kwani, passed away following a short illness, the chairman of the Nairobi-based magazine told us on Wednesday.
 
Tom Maliti said the writer died a few minutes past 10pm (19:00 GMT) on Tuesday at a Nairobi hospital. In November 2015, Wainaina suffered a stroke.
 
Wainaina had won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Discovering Home in 2002.
 
Following the passage of a series of anti-gay laws across Africa in 2014, Wainaina publicly announced that he was gay.
 
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“I am, for anybody confused or in doubt, a homosexual. Gay, and quite happy.”
He tweeted.
 
In December 2016, Wainaina posted on Twitter that he was HIV-positive.
 
Time Magazine in 2014 included Wainaina in its list of the Most Influential People in the World.
 
Wainaina's literary works include 'How to Write About Africa' (2006), 'One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir' (2012), and 'Nguva Na Nyoka' (2016) meaning 'Sirens and Serpents' in Swahili .

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ikpotokin at 04:03 PM, 22/05/2019 (4 months ago)
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Rip my true freedom fighter but l did not support your gay lifestyle
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