Binyavanga Wainaina

Prize-winning Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina talks during a television interview in Nairobi, Kenya. Wainaina, one of Africa's leading literary figures, spoke to The Associated Press to explain his decision to publicly declare his homosexuality in an online essay in January, in light of a wave of new legislation further criminalizing homosexuality in Nigeria and Uganda.
Ben Curtis / Associated Press
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