On winning the Caine Prize, Binyavanga set up a literary magazine, Kwani?, to publish work by new Kenyan writers. One of its first stories, by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, won the 2003 Caine Prize and one of 2004's shortlisted stories, by Parselelo Kantai, was also published in Kwani?. In 2003 the Kenya Publisher's Association presented Binyavanga with an award in recognising his services to Kenyan literature.
Binyavanga has written for The East African, National Geographic, The Sunday Times (South Africa), The New York Times, The Guardian (UK) and Granta. He is currently Director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College, New York. His play 'Shine Your Eye,' part of the Africa Trilogy, opened in Toronto in June 2010 at the Volcano Theatre and his first book One Day I will Write About this Place, a memoir, was published by Graywolf Press in the US and Granta Books in 2011.
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