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Where Is This Place

Bracketed and intersected by 9/11, Mwai Kibaki’s ascent to power, Kenya’s post-election violence, and Barak Obama’s election; written primarily during Binyavanga Wainaina’s residence in the US, or at least away from Kenya; set in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria and the US; and marked by sounds from Congo, South Africa and the US, along with the Kenyan benga; and shifting, frequently, between the confessional and the ethnographic, the nativist and the cosmopolitan, the national and the postnational, how might one describe where One Day I Will Write About This Place lives as it travels?

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DISCOVERING HOME

By Binyavanga Wainaina (Winner of The Caine Prize 2002) Chapter one THERE […]

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The Most Authentic Real Black Africanest Togo Soccer team Story

by  Binyavanga Wainaina I meet Alex at breakfast in Accra. He is […]

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Nothing was impossible for a writer like him

Billy Kahora on Binyavanga Wainaina’s Work I had two first meetings with […]

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How To Be A Dictator

by Binyavanga Wainaina Rule 1 Be the richest man in your country […]

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an excerpt from ‘Hell In Bed With Ms Preprah’ by Binyavanga Wainaina

For the first time in a week, a feeble sun reveals itself. […]

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Pass Me the Microphone: Phoebe Boswell

Stories and sounds from the Swahili coast… sampling Binyavanga Wainaina’s How to Write about […]

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Sankomota: An Ode in One Album

Please join us for the book launch of ‘Sankomota: An Ode in […]

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WHAT AFRICAN WRITERS CAN LEARN FROM CHEIKH ANTA DIOP

In a testament to Cheikh Anta Diop, Boubacar Boris Diop raises radical views on creative writing, a challenge to what he laments as our literary Sahara.

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Not in My Neighborhood Film Screening

Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 8 PM Keleketla! Library,6 Verwey Street, Troyeville, […]

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PASS presents DUMAMA & KECHOU ft. MADALA ‘BAFO’ KUNENE

The Pan African Space Station will host DUMAMA & KECHOU for an […]

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‎Sankomota: An Ode in One Album – A Reflective Essay

“Perhaps outside of Fela’s Egypt 80, very few music bands have managed […]

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Pungwe Sound Trails Live On PASS

Pan African Space Station hosts Pungwe Sound Trails with @machirirobert Thursday, 06 […]

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PASS is going to Australia!

From 11 -13 April, as part of an exhibition hosted by Monash […]

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Neo Muyanga – The Sex For Money No Power Mixtape

PASS founder, a composer and musician Neo Muyanga highlights the currents and […]

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Revisit moments from the PASS landing in Amsterdam

From 11 -15 December 2016, the Pan African Space Station transmitted live […]

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Udaba with Kgafela oa Mogogodi – LIVE at Centre for the Book, Cape Town (2009)

On 1 October 2009, Pan African Space Station hosted Udaba at The […]

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Denderah Rising with Georgia Anne Muldrow + Thandi Ntuli Quartet + The Monkey Nuts

  In April 2018, PASS welcomed back Georgia Anne Muldrow and her […]

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Genres of the Human

  In his new book, The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black […]

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Festac ’77 – a faction by Akin Adesokan

Was Festac 77 curated by Esu Elegba? Akin Adesokan’s faction explores art […]

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