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1985 • 5,649 words • Reportage & Criticism
The night train to the coast leaves Nairobi at six, rolling down through the high plains till it reaches Mombasa port, in the hot strip… more»
July 1998 • 2,597 words • Reportage & Criticism
In January I was driving through north-eastern Zaire—now the Democratic Republic of Congo—along the road from Goma, a town on the northern shore of Lake Kivu, to the headquarters of… more»
29 September 1991 • 1,662 words • Reportage & Criticism
Of revolutionary thinkers Charles Darwin was not only one of the very greatest, but surely also the most lovable. A dunce at school, too squeamish… more»
20 February 1986 • 3,969 words • Reportage & Criticism
What is more important: is it the project of understanding why sexual desire is, or has become, a problem for us like no other, fraught… more»
February 1996 • 1,281 words • City of Words
My forebears on my father’s father’s side were silk merchants in Macclesfield, in England. During the industrial revolution they pioneered the mechanized, factory-based process that… more»
8 June 1998 • 1,155 words • City of Words
Last week Steven Mathews died. He was thirty-six years old, a man of charm and intelligence, without pretension, without enemies, one more casualty of the… more»
18 January 1998 • 1,511 words • City of Words
Three hundred and fifty years ago in Whitehall, in London, on a make-shift scaffold outside the Banqueting House—Inigo Jones’ then newly-built extension to the Royal… more»
16 January 1996 • 1,113 words • City of Words
It’s back in 1993 and I’m seeing Angkor for the first time—gazing down from the porthole of a Russian military helicopter at the huge, geometrically ordered… more»
19 October 1998 • 983 words • City of Words
I first went up Yr Wyddfa—Snowdon to the English—at the age of two,… more»
October 1995 • 1,056 words • City of Words
In June, on St Vitus’ Day, in this column, I aired the interesting-if-true… 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....