Alien Taste – Binyavanga Wainaina

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“There are times that even Graham believes the story he has peddled for so many years, about how he came to be gay. That he had always known; that he used to dress up in his mother; that he had been riveted by the biceps of Mohammed Ali, the anger of those black panthers on television; that he had played the kerfuffle game in public school; that the old gay friends of his mother, who had hosted him when she was in rehab, or consulting her guru in Lucknow, had made it easy to see possibilities in this world. These things are all true, but only small accessories to the main event.”
Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author & Founder of Kwani Trust

 

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Alien Taste | by Binyavanga Wainaina | An African Story