Gay Kenyan Author, Binyavanga Wainaina, Proposes To Nigerian Partner


The 2002 Caine Prize winner for African Writing, Kenneth Binyavanga Wainaina, has proposed to his long-term Nigerian partner.

Wainaina, an acclaimed African literary giant and founder of the Nairobi-based journal, Kwani, is set to wed early next year after he proposed to his lover whom he has dated for over six years. He is, however, silent on the identity of the said Nigerian. He shared the news of his proposal on his Twitter handle on Wednesday:

I knelt down and asked my love for his hand in marriage two weeks ago. He said YES. We will be married in South Africa early next year. I am beside myself with excitement that he has agreed to spend the rest of his life with me.

Alleged partner

The acclaimed author heaped praise on his lover, saying he was a “gentle” person with the “most gorgeous heart;” and promised a grand reception in Nairobi.

In response to the outpouring of messages on his Twitter feeds, Wainaina hinted that there may be a Nigerian party sometime next year to celebrate his marriage.

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