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“Africa is Taking its Own Shape – and You are Not Even in that Conversation” – Binyavanga Wainaina

“On the one hand, I have no prescriptions, really. But I’m enjoying this adventure of transition. I’m enjoying seeing middle class Yoruba kids learning to rap in Yoruba, which they could never do, and coming on DStv with no subtitles.

All these things from underneath the ground have come up to these boring university spaces, public school spaces, government spaces, they have come and are taking over – for better or for worse.

In terms of where we are looking forward to, that storm – which I call a hurricane – has gone. It went, and it’s only now we are seeing the different kinds of effects, sometimes in very overt political terms – elections, like Senegal and so on – sometimes in really devastating crises, and even manifest in this xenophobic violence that was happening here.

But I don’t really think those who have gone are coming back.”

“Africa is Taking its Own Shape – and You are Not Even in that Conversation” – Binyavanga Wainaina Delivers a Public Lecture in Joburg


About Sang N.

Writer, Entrepreneur & Activist. Interests: History, Entrepreneurship, Business, Motors, Architecture, Aviation, Travel, Food and Art.


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This entry was posted on June 7, 2015 by in Opinion and tagged , , .
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