Award Winning Kenyan Author, Journalist and Activist Binyavanga Wainaina has passed on.
Wainaina was a celebrated author who made significant contributions in the field of Literature through works such as; Discovering Home , which won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Literature and Kwani, one of East Africa’s first literary magazines.
In 2003, he was recognised by the Kenya Publishers Association for his contribution to Kenyan Literature while, In 2008 he served as a Bard Fellow and Director for the Chinua Achebe Centre for African Literature & Languages at Bard College.
In 2014 TIME Magazine named him one of the “Most Influential People In The World”.
You can read more of his work here: Planet Binya .