Wild letter to the Barbarians
Posted Tuesday, July 3 2012 at 01:00
Well, he had been living in Cape Town, South Africa, and was a freelance food and travel writer contributing mainly to non-Kenyan publications.
His latest complaint received mixed reactions, with some pointing out that we live in a global village, and that Kenya Airways is an international airline flying to different destinations and cannot just fill its magazine with local stories only.
Others pointed out that the quality of the magazine cannot be achieved in Kenya, where printing costs are prohibitive.
It was not lost on others that most of Binyavanga’s stories are not published by local firms or in local publications, and that his latest book, just like Msafiri, was published in the United Kingdom!