Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina (born 1971) is the founding editor of Kwani?. A Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the 2002 Caine Prize, Wainaina was born in Nakuru in the Rift Valley province. He attended Moi Primary School in Nakuru, Mangu High School in Thika, and Lenana School in Nairobi. He later studied commerce at the University of Transkei in South Africa, after which he worked in Cape Town for some years as a freelance food and travel writer. He is currently the Director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College.