“I am struggling. To use past tense. To stop crying”-Chimamanda Adichie pays tribute to renowned Kenya author, Binyavanga Wainaina

Famous Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie share a tribute, as she mourns the death of renowned Kenyan author and LGBT activist, Binyavanga Wainaina, who died May 21, 2019.

Image of Binyavanga Wainaina

See her tribute below-

Binyavanga Wainaina. (1971 – 2019)

So kind, so generous, so humorous, so brilliant, so brave, so
talented, so knowledgeable, so wonderfully curious, so original.

I am struggling. To use the past tense. To stop crying.

My beloved ‘Canga.’ There is nobody else remotely like you. Nobody.

With you, I felt so known, so understood. And there is no gift, in a
friendship, more precious than this.

I love you. Always. Rest well.


Image of Chiamanda and Wainaina