10 minutes with Binyavanga Wainaina

10×10 is a series of 10 minute podcasts with presenter and journalist Rosie Goldsmith commissioned and originally published by the Commonwealth Writers. In each podcast Rosie spends 10 minutes talking to authors from five different parts of the world.

The podcasts include Margaret Atwood from Canada, Jamaica’s Lorna Goodison, Sri Lankan-born writer Romesh Gunesekera and Welsh Fflur Dafydd. Each podcast features an interview with the author about their life, writing and motivation as well as a reading from their work.

A Caine Prize winner, satirist, journalist, African food expert and founding editor of the literary magazine Kwani? Binyavanga Wainaina is a celebrated Kenyan writer. In 2014 he came out as gay when he chose to make public a lost chapter of his memoir, ‘One Day I Will Write About This Place’ (2011). The same year, Binyavanga was included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie citing the way he had “demystified and humanised homosexuality”. Listen to the podcast with Binyavanga Wainaina.

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