One Day I Will Write About This Place - Chapters 31 and 32 Summary & Analysis

Binyavanga Wainaina
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In Chapter 31, the year is 2006. Wainaina gets a teaching position at Union College in Schenectady. He describes health problems that have suddenly begun to plague him. He craves sugar and has an immense thirst which he blames on being in a different place.

The people in Kenya are becoming more intent on defending leaders who are of the same ethnicity. There is concern that when the elections are held the following year the democracy will not be strong enough to keep the peace when the ruling president is removed from office.

Later in the chapter the narrator goes on to explain it had been hoped a new constitution would have been in place before the election but it appears that will not happen. It is that constitution that makes it hard to remove a president from power.

Wainaina explains that things are getting...

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