Binyavanga Wainaina, one of Africa's best-known writers and gay rights activists, died Tuesday at Binyavanga Wainaina, the Kenyan author, has died. Even if you don't know the name, you might be familiar with one of his most famous works, a biting satire called "How To Write About Africa. Another - among your characters, you must always include the starving African who wanders the refugee camp nearly naked and waits for the benevolence of the West. Wainaina was a fierce champion of African literature.
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A Minneapolis firefighter who recalled being prevented from using her EMT training to help Floyd will return to the stand. Nairobi AFP - Internationally-renowned Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina, whose high-profile coming out in a country that criminalises homosexuality made him a revered figure for gay rights in Africa, has died aged 48, his publishing house said Wednesday. He died just days before Kenya's High Court was scheduled to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to abolish colonial-era anti-gay laws. His brother James told Capital News that messages of condolence were pouring in from around the globe. We are grieving the loss
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