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Episode 3

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 November 2011

By Binyavanga Wainaina.

Wainaina and his sister are doing well at primary school and are hoping their grades will get them into a top secondary school. But there are rumours that Gikuyus' names are being taken off the lists.
And the author visits the industrial sprawl of Nairobi with his father: hot sun city with its creaking, cantankerous corrugated iron roofs, and learns manly things about cars' entrails.

Read by Freddy Macha. Abridged by Jane Marshall

Produced by Jane Marshall
A Jane Marshall Production for BBC Radio 4.


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