The work of one writer stood out from the rest. Discovering Home is an accomplished and subtly imagined story. It shifts between different African locations with wit, wisdom and originality. It is a brilliant augur of future work by the author.
So described the Chair of the Judges, Ahdaf Soueif, of Discovering Home when Binyavanga Wainaina won the Caine Prize in 2002. This was the only time the Caine Prize judges had been unanimous. If what American writer Tom Wolfe said: 'home is the place you always return to' is true; Discovering Home is then the Kenyan paen to the idea of return. With an ever-growing Kenyan diaspora Discovering Home will always be relevant and fresh. Read one of our favourite extracts from Discovering Home