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April 1996 • 1,012 words • City of Words
Last weekend I went to see the Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. I need hardly have bothered. Basquiat’s careless paintings draw their inspiration… more»
March 1997 • 986 words • City of Words
An infant orang-utan is a beguiling creature. With its russet-coloured body hair, wrinkled countenance and quizzical expression, it is more appealing than a human baby.… more»
2015 • 4,159 words • City of Words
Since 2022, City of Words has been a publishing house. But it was born as a newspaper column. The column “City of Words” appeared weekly,… more»
10 November 1997 • 1,189 words • City of Words
The island of Gorée, two miles offshore from Dakar in Senegal, has been called Africa’s Buchenwald. The first of a string of fortresses built by… more»
8 December 1995 • 963 words • City of Words
The late Ken Saro-Wiwa’s jail diary, A Month and a Day, is a grim example of the literature of confinement. a conscript genre that forcibly… more»
September 1995 • 1,064 words • City of Words
I was stepping out of my front door on my way to work in London a few weeks back when a black guy staggered round… more»
In ethnographic research, oral history, human rights, journalism, literature and film
Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina Born 18 January 1971; died 21 May 2019
The original affluent society and its encounter with modernity
Learning from human rights and humanitarian crises...
A Norman castle in the north-east of...
Last month in Yirol I bought a heifer—a brindled two-year old, not yet in calf....