One Day I Will Write About This Place

One Day I Will Write About This Place

A Memoir

Book - 2011
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The author tumbled through his middle class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colorful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother's beauty parlor, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson. In this memoir, the author takes us through his school days, his mother's religious period, his failed attempt to study in South Africa as a computer programmer, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya. The landscape in front of him always claims his main attention, but he also evokes the shifting political scene that unsettles his views on family, tribe, and nationhood. Throughout, reading is his refuge and his solace. And when, in 2002, a writing prize comes through, the door is opened for him to pursue the career that perhaps had been beckoning all along.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2011]
ISBN: 9781555976248
1555976247
9781555975913
1555975917
Branch Call Number: B WAINAINA
Characteristics: 256 pages ; 24 cm

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