“[Wainaina]’s point is that the Africa he sees—which is made of up thousands of differentiated sections, countries, neighborhoods—is his. He’ll take you there, but there’s never any doubt that the reader is being welcomed into the author’s particular response to a series of places.” At Bookforum, Jena Salon reviews Binyavanga Wainaina’s One Day I Will Write About This Place.
- Maura Johnston has information on the (sadly) final Monster Island Block Party.
- At the Times, James C. McKinley Jr. looks at the legacy, and attempt to revive, the rock magazine Creem.
- Elisabeth Donnelly tours Stieg Larsson’s Stockholm for The Paris Review.
- Jami Attenberg writes about the space in which she writes.