Literature

Kenyan author and LGBT activist Binyavanga Wainaina has died

He was one of Africa's most celebrated authors
The Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at the age of 48.

He was one of Africa's most celebrated authors winning the Caine Prize and being named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2014. Wainaina was also one of the first Kenyan public figures to openly declare he was gay and became an outspoken activist.  

The Kenyan writer and commentator Nanjala Nyabola reflected on his legacy:

(Photo: Binyavanga Wainaina in 2014. Credit: Getty Images)
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