Binyavanga Wainaina, the great Kenyan writer, bestselling memoirist, queer icon, and beloved literary influencer, recently passed on at the age of 48, on Tuesday, 21 May. The following send-off arrangement is taken from a press release received from Billy Kahora, editor of Kwani?, with additional information from Richard Ali, member of Jalada.
Further to the announcement of the sad demise of (Kenneth) Binyavanga Wainaina, friends and family are welcome to attend the following sessions.
Friday, 23 May & Monday, 27 May
Time: 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair, Park Road, Nairobi
Tuesday, 28 May
Open Mic: Honouring Binyavanga, Hosted by Kwani? Trust
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Nairobi
Gate: KSH 500
Thursday, 30 May
Remembrance and Celebration of Life
Friday, 31 May
Jalada & The Book Bunk Memorial
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Venue: Mc Millan Memorial Library, Banda Street, Nairobi
NOTE: Given that the details of the events are not all available at the time of writing, we will continue to update this post.