‘With you, I felt so known’, said Chimamanda Adichie in tribute to late Gay author, Wainaina


Award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has paid glowing tribute to the late renowned Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina, describing his demise as a loss of a “precious friend.’’

Chimamanda Adichie pays tribute to late Kenyan author, Binyavanga Wainaina

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Adichie, who shared photos taken with the late author while dating 15 years ago on her Instagram handle, chimamanda_adichie, professed her undying love for him:

“Binyavanga Wainaina. (1971 – 2019)

“So kind, generous, humorous, brilliant, brave, talented, knowledgeable, wonderfully curious, and 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. Chimamanda.”

Wainaina was said to have died on May 21 at…

Vanguard Newspaper