Beyond the River Yei: Life in the Land Where Sleeping Is a Disease

Beyond the River Yei Life in the Land Where Sleeping Is a Disease What life is like in South Sudan and how it has been affected by Sleeping Sickness A story with vivid photographs

  • Title: Beyond the River Yei: Life in the Land Where Sleeping Is a Disease
  • Author: Binyavanga Wainaina
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • What life is like in South Sudan and how it has been affected by Sleeping Sickness A story with vivid photographs.

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    About "Binyavanga Wainaina"

    1. Binyavanga Wainaina

      Binyavanga Wainaina is a short story writer, essayist, and journalist.He is the founding editor of Kwani , a leading African literary magazine based in Kenya, and he directs the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College.He won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing, and has written for many journals, including Vanity Fair, National Geographic, One Story, Tin House, Virginia Quarterly Review, Harper s, Granta, the Sunday Times, and the New York Times.

    926 thoughts on “Beyond the River Yei: Life in the Land Where Sleeping Is a Disease”

    1. When this was selected as one of the selections for a group here in , I had to resort to interlibrary loan to find a copy of this out of print book. We are focusing on South Sudan for January and February, and as you might imagine, there isn't a lot to choose from. This is written by a Kenyan writer with photos added by a Dutch photographer. They are sponsored by a German NGO that in 2003 was working to fight Human African trypanosomiasis, otherwise known as the Sleeping Sickness. This disease h [...]


    2. Very interesting way to draw attention to a crisis, although sadly this book (booklet?) is difficult to get now. Binyavanga Wainaina was an interesting choice for a journalist to commission to accompany a doctor around a community afflicted by both war and disease--sleeping sickness in particular. I say interesting for two reasons: I would describe Wainaina as irreverent (and I mean that as a compliment) and his writing style is not typical of journalists. I think that combination was perfect fo [...]


    3. What is this little book, and why, for whom? It is to begin with (strangely, enjoyably self-conscious) NGO-funded poverty porn photo-advertisement with hand-wringing text for funding of research and treatment of sleeping sickness. It is a story of a Kenyan elite reflecting on his place among the global development elite and among the specificity of Yei as a place with its people and history in rural South Sudan. It reminds us that poverty and its diseases are violent as war. It is a collection o [...]


    4. Curious little quirk of a book. Ostensibly it's a chronicle of the author's trip to Sudan* to learn about sleeping sickness (and spread the word to the greater world), but the result is, as the foreword indicates, a kind of diary that constantly moves between fact and fiction (7). Many of the photographs are of those suffering from sleeping sickness, and there's some more straightforward/factual information at the end, but much of the book is a hazy wander through Sudanese villages, a steeping i [...]



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