Nairobi - Post Report Question and Answers

Do you recommend any books or movies about this city/country for those who are interested in learning more?

Films: Nairobi Half Life, Kati Kati, Rafiki (by and about Kenyans) Books: The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, How to Write about Africa by Binyavanga Wainaina, Unbowed by Wangari Maathai - Apr 2021


"Out of Africa" is a must. - Dec 2018


A Guide to the Birds of East Africa by Nicholas Drayson and Facing Mount Kenya by Jomo Kenyatta. - Jun 2018


Any books on the Happy Valley set and British colonization, the Mau Mau uprising, and the establishment of Kenyan government give good insight. - Jul 2016


White Mischief, Out of Africa, and I Dreamed Of Africa. - Aug 2015


"Into Africa" about Stanley's search for Livingstone. An unlikely page-turner. "Blood River" by Tim Butcher West with the Night, Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood. All the ones recommended here: http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/africa Anything on the development of any African country, even though the title's probably depressing - Jul 2015


Not sure. - Jun 2014


- Jun 2014


"Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass" "Something of Value" "White Mischief" "The Bolter" "The Flame Trees of Thika" "Rules of the Wild" "I Dreamed of Africa" "The White Masai" - Jul 2013



If you're interested look into the Sheldricks, the Leakeys, and Karen Bixen. - Aug 2012


Out of Africa, Green Hills of Africa, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo, African Friends and Money Matters: Observations from Africa, The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence, and field, bird and animal guides for Kenya/East Africa - Dec 2011


Our Turn to Eat - Dec 2010


West with the Night, by Beryl Anderson. - Jul 2009


White Mischief - James Fox, The White Masai - Corinne Hofmann - Feb 2008


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