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What to do with this book, then? Let it soak in, study the photos, puzzle over the violence wrought by war and illness. Get lost in language for a while. Puzzle some more.
3. 5 stars.
*Southern Sudan, in what is South Sudan now
Very interesting way to draw attention to a crisis, although sadly this book (booklet?) is difficult to get now. Binyavanga Wainaina was an interesting choice for a journalist to commission to accompany a doctor around a community afflicted by both war and diseasesleeping sickness in particular. I say interesting for two reasons: I would describe Wainaina as irreverent (and I mean that as a compliment) and his writing style is not typical of journalists. I think that combination was perfect for creating this booklet about sleeping sickness. The reader sees the problem in treating this disease more readily than if he reads a more traditional pamphlet. This book is very personalpersonal about the people around Yei, but also personal about What is this little book, and why, for whom? It is to begin with (strangely, enjoyably selfconscious) NGOfunded poverty porn photoadvertisement with handwringing text for funding of research and treatment of sleeping sickness. It is a story of a Kenyan elite reflecting on his place among the global development elite and among the specificity of Yei as a place with its people and history in rural South Sudan. It reminds us that poverty and its diseases are violent as war. It is a collection of poetry by and about a cynical, dedicated South Sudanese doctor who "unassumingly" drinks, "unassumingly" devotes his life to Neglected Work and pe
About The Author
Binyavanga Wainaina was a short story writer, essayist, and journalist.
He was the founding editor of Kwani?, a leading African literary magazine based in Kenya, and he directed the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College.
He won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing, and wrote for many journals, including Vanity Fair, National Geographic, One Story, Tin House, Virgin