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Circling the Sun

Circling the Sun
  • Author(s): Paula McLain
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

As a young girl, Beryl Markham was brought to Kenya from Britain by parents dreaming of a new life. For her mother, the dream quickly turned sour, and she returned home; Beryl was brought up by her father, who...

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Leopard at the Door

Leopard at the Door
  • Author(s): Jennifer McVeigh
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 1950s

Stepping off the boat in Mombasa, eighteen-year-old Rachel Fullsmith stands on Kenyan soil for the first time in six years. She has come home. But when Rachel reaches the family farm at the end of the dusty Rift Valley...

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No Picnic on Mount Kenya

No Picnic on Mount Kenya
  • Author(s): Felice Benuzzi
  • Location(s): East Africa, Kenya
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1940s

Felice Benuzzi recounts one of the most bizarre and daring prisoner-of-war and escape adventures of the past century. In 1943, Felice Benuzzi and two Italian compatriots escaped from a British POW camp in equatorial East Africa with only one...

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Who Will Catch Us As We Fall

Who Will Catch Us As We Fall
  • Author(s): Iman Verjee
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1995-2007

Growing up in the Nairobi of the 90s, a seething boiling pot of racial tension and conflicting cultural taboos, Leena and Jai are raised to believe in a Kenya full of possibility and potential. But as they come of...

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A Stone’s Throw

A Stone’s Throw
  • Author(s): Fiona Shaw
  • Location(s): England, Kenya
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical, Romance
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

A multi-layered story of three generations of one family and is set in England and Kenya during and after the Second World War. Meg Brya is sailing to Kenya to be with her fiance. On the boat ride out...

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Black Star Nairobi

Black Star Nairobi
  • Author(s): Mukoma Wa Ngugi
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When a bomb explodes in a downtown Nairobi hotel, private detectives Ishmael and Odhiambo quickly make the connection to a murder case they’re investigating. It’s the first big break for their new detective agency, Black Star, formed after they...

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Burning Embers

Burning Embers
  • Author(s): Hannah Fielding
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1970s

Coral Sinclair is a beautiful but naive twenty-five-year-old photographer who has just lost her father. She’s leaving the life she’s known and traveling to Kenya to take ownership of her inheritance–the plantation that was her childhood home–Mpingo. On the...

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Hell’s Gate

Hell’s Gate
  • Author(s): Richard Crompton
  • Location(s): Nairobi
  • Genre(s): Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

It must have been someone’s idea of a joke. Too many offended egos back at headquarters, too many influential people unhappy with him in Nairobi. And yet, with his record, almost impossible to dismiss. So where had they sent...

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I Dreamed of Africa

I Dreamed of Africa
  • Author(s): Kuki Gallmann
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 1970s

‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the...

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Malaika

Malaika
  • Author(s): Van Heerling
  • Location(s): Kenya
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Thomas has left his turbulent life in the States and made his new home in Kenya. His encounter with lioness Malaika on the edge of the Serengeti could have signalled his death, but what evolves is a spiritual bond...

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A poem in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

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