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Surely they cannot be suggestions of things, vague pictures: scattered, shifting sensations? It is a word full of resolution.

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Then it becomes simply commentary and critique, but it does this brilliantly. I am a Gikuyu.

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I want to try to gulp it down, like Jimmy does. Words, I think, must be concrete things. They also had to show they were good Christians by adopting a western name. They are only safe when I am alone, or when I am daydreaming. There's nothing self-aggrandising about this memoir at all, and while it's painful and to me, familiar as I had a similar experience in high school to read about his periods of withdrawal as a student, he always owns his economic privilege, and it's heart-warming to read how his family's gentleness and sensitivity in strong contrast to the stereotype of authoritarian African parents pulled him through. I am waiting for the ball. A man, long thought to be dead, is discovered leading a "double life in another language". Language itself is his subject at times, as he shares how Kenyan people, with their many mother tongues, use Kiswahili to show respect, invoke fellowship, leverage solidarity and subtly feel out a situation. That I cansaythatagain. I am sharp, and springy.

From post-apartheid South Africa Wainaina returns to Kenya where politically things are also changing. In, for example, the taxi tout who can speak both Gikuyu and Kalenjin fluently, and moderates the language in which he operates according to the origin of his passengers.

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I am sharp, and springy. At this time he smoked Sportsman cigarettes incessantly. In school, it is always Ciru number one, blue and red and yellow stars on every page. Jimmy runs to intercept her; they tangle and pant. Now it has fallen into the trees.

We are angels, angels! It is always Ciru in a white dress giving flowers to the guest of honor—Mr. Fascinating memoirs are now appearing from a new generation of Africans, born after the independence struggles and cultural conflicts that defined their parents' age and that informed most of the literature and intellectual debates of the s, 60s, and 70s.

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One Day I Will Write About This Place by Binyavanga Wainaina