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Background reading on East Africa


  1. Adamson, Joy. Born Free (trilogy). London: Pan, 2000.
  2. Allen, Charles. Tales from the Dark Continent. London: Warner, 1992.
  3. Barnett, Donald L., Karari Njama. Mau Mau from Within. London and New York: Macgibbon and Kee, 1966; Modern Reader Paperbacks, 1970.
  4. Beckwith, Carol, Telpilit Ole Saitoti. Maasai. London: Elm Tree Books, 1980.
  5. Blixen, Karen (Isak Dinesen). Out of Africa. London: Penguin, 1999.
  6. Estes, Richard D. The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals. Chealsea Green and Russel Friedman Books, 1993.
  7. Fox, James. White Mischief. London: Penguin, 1984.
  8. Gallmann, Kuki. I Dreamed of Africa. London: Penguin Books, 1992.
  9. Hartley, Aiden. The Zanzibar Chest. London: HarperCollins, 2003.
  10. Huxley, Elspeth. The Thorn Trees of Thika. London: Pimlico, 1989.
  11. Huxley, Elspeth. Nine Faces of Kenya. London: Harvill, imprint of HarperCollins, 1990.
  12. Leakey, Richard. Wildlife Wars: My Battle to Save Kenya's Elephants London: MACMILLAN (2001)
  13. Markham, Beryl. West with the Night. London: Virago, 1989.
  14. Miller, Charles. The Lunatic Express. London: Macdonald, 1972; Penguin, 2001.
  15. Naipaul, Shiva. North of South. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980.
  16. Ngugi wa Thiong'o. A Grain of Wheat. London: Penguin, 2002.
  17. Ngugi wa Thiong'o. Petals of Blood. London: Penguin, 2003.
  18. Pakenham, Thomas. The Scramble for Africa, 1879-1912. London: Abacus, 1992
  19. Patterson, Lt Col J.H., D.S.O. The Man-Eaters of Tsavo. London: Macmillan, 1979.
  20. Reader, John. Africa: A Biography of the Continent. London: Penguin, 1997.
  21. Trzebinski, Errol. The Kenya Pioneers. New York: W. W. Horton, 1985.
  22. Wainaina, Binyavana. Discovering Home. Johannesburg: Jacana Media, 2003.

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