Bank heists, political satire and Ngugi wa Thiong’o: top 10 books about Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya, 1952. A photograph showing a round up of Mau Mau suspects being led away for questioning by police with their hands on their heads after being captured in a raid in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya.Nairobi, Kenya, 1952, A photograph showing a round up of Mau Mau suspects being led away for questioning by police with their hands on their heads after being captured in a raid in the Great Rift Valley in Kenya (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)Just forget about the first picture in this article. The picture shows a slum. But there is more, much more to Kenya. A complicated, a diverse, a colourful, a divided country. When you follow the link top the article you will find 10 books about Kenya. Books that give you an introduction to this country. Good for a one-time visitor, good for those who live in Kenya. 

 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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