One Day I Will Write About This Place - Chapters 12, 13 and 14 Summary & Analysis

Binyavanga Wainaina
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In Chapter 12, Peter goes to school in America. He is attending on a scholarship. Wainaina will be studying at a university in Africa. His parents are concerned because the government is planning to stop subsidizing university educations. Once the subsidizing stops, his parents decide to allow both Wainaina and Ciru to leave the country to attend the University of Transkei. Wainaina indicates it is a shame that the university system in Africa, where the rich and poor areequal, has been destroyed. With the changes even the rich cannot afford much schooling.

Meanwhile, Wainaina has been influenced by the novel Decolonizing the Mind. He decides that when he is rich he will go back to his native language.

At the airport as Wainaina and his sister are on their way to the university, Wainaina goes first to the duty-free shop. He believes the airport...

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