The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Title:  The River Between Author: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o Publisher: East African Education Publishers Publication Date: 2007 (first published 1965) This book talks about how the Kikuyu people from Central Kenya dealt with the coming of the British settlers; first as Christian missionaries, then as the government establishment. Some of the natives became puritanical Christians and renounced their … Continue reading The River Between by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Leopard at the Door is a Bildungsroman about Rachel who returns to the Kenya in the early 1950s after spending six years in England. She is excited to reunite with her widowed father, her old friends on their farm and revive her childhood memories but finds that everything has changed. Title:  Leopard at the Door Author: … Continue reading Leopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

Books Set Outside the Western World

I came across this tag on Farah's awesome booktube channel  (A Booktube Book) and thought it would be a good opportunity to share books that I have read from outside the Western world and would be interesting to pick up. Photo by Himesh Kumar Behera on Unsplash I came across this tag on Farah's awesome booktube channel  (A … Continue reading Books Set Outside the Western World

Terrorism On My Mind

I am one of those people who take time to adapt change. I love my comfort zone, routine, knowing  what goes where in my spaces...so when all these terrorists decide to raid my country, I am not a  happy person. If you have been keeping up with the Kenyan media,  you will probably know that … Continue reading Terrorism On My Mind

A Born Tao’s Guide to Survive a Trip Upcountry

 Easter is around the corner  and probably you have made plans to go camping or to visit your relatives in ocha (Kenyan slang for rural areas).  Probably you are not sure what to expect. You have probably been told to carry antiseptic, anti-malaria, anti-histamine, anti-what-you-may-call-it, hand sanitizers, tons of bottled water. However, you are never … Continue reading A Born Tao’s Guide to Survive a Trip Upcountry

Nairobi, My Home

I am a born tao (Born in the city) and proud of it! I  could  tell you why  but I would rather show you... These lovely prints are by Kenya's own Mutua Matheka, a talented photographer that I would love to work with someday.  For more beautiful Nairobi cityscapes, see here. Interested in buying? See … Continue reading Nairobi, My Home