We recommend these reads...
"Unbowed" (memoir) by Wangari Maathai whose remarkable story of beginning an environmental movement based on the empowerment of women, and the courage, faith, and persistence it required, is an inspiration.
"Trek" (memoir) by Paul Stewart about a perilous journey from Nairobi to London through the Sahara.
"One Day I Will Write About This Place" (memoir) by Binyavanga Wainaina recounts his childhood as a middle-class Kenyan and his chaotic schooling and travels.
"Warrior Boy" (novel) by Virginia Clay is the story of a London schoolboy Ben who goes to Kenya to live with his Maasai family.
"West With The Night" (memoir) by Beryl Markham chronicling her experiences growing up in Kenya in the early 1900s, leading to celebrated careers as a racehorse trainer and bush pilot there (she was the first woman to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic from east to west).
You may like these films...
"Out of Africa"
A classic film starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, following the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is complicated by a husband of convenience, a true love, troubles on the plantation, war, and more.
"The Constant Gardener"
A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.
The story of George and Joy Adamson and the orphaned lion cub, Elsa, they adopt.
And these apps...
E-Guide to Birds of East Africa
The Kingdon Guide to African Mammals
We recommend giving these a listen...
"Year of Kenya" - Lecture Series by Kennesaw State
A podcast (find it on Apple podcasts) that takes a wide-ranging look at Kenya from its earliest history right up to current events.
"Success Stories from Kenya's First Makerspace"
A TED Talk by Kamau Gachigi about some amazing new innovations that are revolutionizing the Kenyan economy.