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Binyavanga Wainaina Writes About That Place


Today Okayafrica took its late ass over to The Strand to buy writer and cultural activist Binyavanga Wainaina's coming-of-age memoir “One Day I Will Write About This Place.” The author is perhaps best known for his satirical and snarky essay How to Write About Africa ("make sure you show how Africans have music and rhythm deep in their souls, and eat things no other humans eat...").  His autobiographical novella “Discovering Home” was awarded the 2002 Caine Prize. His most noticeable features? The blue stripe-y hair and the boisterous laugh.

The book was sold out. Yes, the New York Times warned us "skip this review and head directly to the bookstore" - but what can we say? It's August. It's hot. We've been on vacay.

FAIL.

Run, people. Do not sleep on this.

 

 

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B3nchMarQ Shares The Music Video For 'New Friend$' Featuring A-Reece

South African hip-hop duo B3nchmarQ's new visuals for the single 'New Friend', featuring A-Reece, are a depiction of the quintessential boys' night out.

South African rap duo B3nchMarQ has officially released their music video for New Friend$ featuring A-Reece. The single comes off their recently released 18-track offering Power Trip Album which dropped in March 2021. The visuals for New Friend$ are a montage of a chilled night out with the entourage and were shot in Pretoria, A-Reece and B3nchMarQ's hometown.

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