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One day I will write about this place : a memoir

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.

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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."
  • "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."@en
  • "Binyavanga Wainaina nimmt seine Leser mit auf die Reise durch sein Leben von den 1970ern bis in die heutige Gegenwart. Er erzählt von einer Kindheit in der urbanen Mittelklasse Kenias, der Studienzeit im Südafrika des gesellschaftlichen Wandels, den ersten schriftstellerischen Versuchen bis zum literarischen Durchbruch. Starke sinnliche Erlebnisse mischen sich mit landschaftlichen Eindrücken, gleichzeitig wird die Bedeutung von Familie, Volk und Nation vor dem Hintergrund der sich wandelnden politischen Szenerie immer wieder in Frage gestellt. Ob Wainaina sich an den Haartrockner im Frisörladen seiner Mutter erinnert, an die Musik Michael Jacksons oder an ein Familientreffen in Uganda - er tut dies so liebevoll wie respektlos, so hinreissend komisch wie melancholisch und immer mit sprachlichem Witz und scharfem Blick auf die Brüche unserer Zeit. Binyavanga Wainaina, geboren 1971 in Kenia, studierte in Südafrika Wirtschaft und arbeitete anschliessend in Kapstadt als Journalist. Er gewann 2002 den Caine Prize for African Writing für die autobiografische Kurzgeschichte Discovering Home. 2006 absolvierte er an der University of East Anglia in Norwich ein Magister-Studium in Creative Writing und schrieb für National Geographic, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Granta und The New York Times. Er ist Herausgeber von Kwani?, einem führenden afrikanischen Literaturmagazin mit Sitz in Kenia. 2009 übernahm Wainaina die Leitung des Chinua Achebe Centers am Bard College, New York."
  • "De dromerige Binyavanga Wainaina groeit op in de Keniaanse middenklasse, een chaos van luide en kleurrijke geluiden: de föhns in zijn moeders schoonheidssalon, fietsbellen, monteurs in Nairobi, de muziek van Michael Jackson en op de achtergrond altijd het aanstekelijke gelach van zijn broer en zus. Hij hoort erbij, maar zoekt naar zijn eigen identiteit. Boeken vormen zijn toevluchtsoord. Terwijl Wainaina een intieme inkijk geeft in zijn leven en groeipijnen, verandert de politieke situatie in zijn land drastisch en daarmee zijn kijk op alles wat hij tot dan toe vanzelfsprekend vond. Wainaina's blik is kritisch zonder ooit aan warmte en humor in te boeten. 'Van een onbekommerde virtuositeit.' - New York Times Book Review Bron: Flaptekst, uitgeversinformatie."

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  • "erindringer"
  • "Romanhafte Biographien"
  • "Online-Publikation"
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Erzählende Literatur: Gegenwartsliteratur ab 1945"
  • "Erzählende Literatur"

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  • "One day i will write about this place"
  • "One day I will write about this place : a memoir"
  • "One day I will write about this place : a memoir"@en
  • "Eines Tages werde ich über diesen Ort schreiben Erinnerungen"
  • "One day I will write about this place"@en
  • "One day I will write about this place"
  • "Algún día escribiré sobre Africa"@es
  • "Op een dag zal ik schrijven over Afrika : memoires"
  • "Algún día escribiré sobre Àfrica"
  • "Un giorno scriverò di questo posto"@it
  • "Un giorno scriverò di questo posto"