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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 12 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Wizard of the Crow by Ngugi wa Thiong
    Wizard of the Crow - by Ngugi wa Thiong

    £10.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781784873356 | ISBN 10: 1784873357

    Set in the fictional Free Republic of Aburiria, Wizard of the Crow dramatises with searing humour and piercing observation a battle for control of the sould of the Aburirian people.  Fashioning the stories of the powerful and the ordinary into a daz ... more

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  • Cover image of book Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya
    Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution - by Ellie Roscher

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781632280572 | ISBN 10: 1632280574

    Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being raised by his aunts, mother, and grandmother ... more

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  • Cover image of book City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World
    City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp - by Ben Rawlence

    £9.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846275890 | ISBN 10: 184627589x

    To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World
    City of Thorns: Nine Lives in the World's Largest Refugee Camp - by Ben Rawlence

    £14.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781846275876 | ISBN 10: 1846275873

    To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a 'nursery for terrorists'; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Britain
    Britain's Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya - by Caroline Elkins

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781847922946 | ISBN 10: 1847922945

    A controversial and authoritative account of the waning days of British Empire in Kenya, and the little known destruction of thousands of Kenyans at the hands of the British.  Only a few years after Britain defeated fascism came the Mau Mau uprising ... more

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  • Cover image of book Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth by Adharanand Finn
    Running with the Kenyans: Discovering the Secrets of the Fastest People on Earth - by Adharanand Finn

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571274062 | ISBN 10: 0571274064

    An epic personal quest to discover the remarkable secrets of the world's greatest runners.   After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest long-distance races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Runner's World contribu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Only The Mountains Do Not Move: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation by Jan Reynolds
    Only The Mountains Do Not Move: A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation - by Jan Reynolds

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781600608445 | ISBN 10: 1600608442

    Nobody can say he is settled anywhere forever; it is only the mountains which do not move from their places.   So goes a Maasai proverb, and so goes the lives of the Maasai in Africa. For hundreds of years they have moved with their herd ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dreams in a Time of War by Ngugi wa Thiong’o
    Dreams in a Time of War - by Ngugi wa Thiong’o

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780099548522 | ISBN 10: 0099548526

    In Dreams in a Time of War, Ngugi wa Thiong’o paints a mesmerising portrait of a young boy’s experiences in an African nation in flux.   Beginning in the late 1930s, this moving and entertaining memoir describes Ngugi’s day-to-day life as the fift ... more

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  • Cover image of book It
    It's Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower - by Michela Wrong

    £9.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007241972 | ISBN 10: 0007241976

    A gripping account of both an individual caught on the horns of an excruciating moral dilemma and a continent at a turning point.  When Michela Wrong’s Kenyan friend John Githongo appeared one cold February morning on the doorstep of her Lond ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unbowed: My Autobiography by Wangari Maathai
    Unbowed: My Autobiography - by Wangari Maathai

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780099493099 | ISBN 10: 0099493098

    'When I was a child, my surroundings were alive, dynamic, and inspiring. Even though I was entering a world where there were books to read and facts to learn - the cultivation of the mind - I was still able to enjoy a world where there were no books ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Circumcision: The Interplay of Religion, Culture & Gender in Kenya by Mary Nyangweso Wangila
    Female Circumcision: The Interplay of Religion, Culture & Gender in Kenya - by Mary Nyangweso Wangila

    £20.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781570757105 | ISBN 10: 1570757100

    A study of female circumcision in Africa that considers religious and cultural beliefs.   A Kenyan woman theologian—“an insider”—examines arguments for and against the controversial practice of female circumcision. Based on her interviews with ... more

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  • Cover image of book No Man
    No Man's Land: An Investigative Journey Through Kenya and Tanzania - by George Monbiot

    £12.95   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781903998267 | ISBN 10: 1903998263

    "George Monbiot investigates what could be the final struggles of Africa's surviving pastoral peoples. He also tells his own story, of a perilous journey through one of the world's harshest environments, writing with humour and a refreshing lightness ... more

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