One Day I Will Write About This Place - Chapters 10 and 11 Summary & Analysis

Binyavanga Wainaina
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In Chapter 10 Wainaina visits Nairobi with his father. He suspects his mother has asked his father to get Wainaina out of his room. A man tries to get Wainaina to buy a pair of sunglasses from him. When Wainaina will not buy the glasses, the man offers a watch. Wainaina points to his arm, indicating he already has a watch. The man continues to poke at Wainaina until Wainaina moves closer to his father. His father and the other men run the salesman away.

Wainaina's father and the other men are trying to fix an old car. Wainaina does not know about cars and does not want to know about them. However, he nods because he wants to feel like he belongs with the men. When he gets bored with the mechanics, the narrators walks around. Although he is in a poor neighborhood...

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