On my cell-phone the time is 3.00am. I am not holding a religion in my hand to check the hour, just a cell phone to orient me. This is a June morning and it is cold here. I turn in my bed and close my eyes. The map of Kenya appears first vaguely on my mind. It has no in-land features but this shape I see is definitely hers. Burning borders. Red inside. It is not the red of wine or even Christmas. We are not in celebration. Inside burning borders she is a deep reddish brown color; angry red. Coffee red. It is a red which disturbs my mind. [....] The taste of injustice is bitter. It kills the minds and souls of the living. How do we close chapters of the pain of a nation without closure? You are new. I know you. I love you, Kenya. From your earth, your soil, I was created because it is your earth my parents ate. Yet still, I have to ask you if I can step on your soil today. If you can please accept me to walk on you here and there, for this I will always plead. My feet you see, are my heart! They love you. I feel your pain directly from the soil into my heart when I walk on you. And you have been hurt so many times.
This Bread of Peace
Author: Philo Ikonya
Publisher: Lapwing Publications
Philo is a Kenyan-born writer and lecturer, currently living in exile in Norway.
Say U Promise
Author: Ms. Michel Moore
Publisher: Urban Books
When their parents are discovered brutally murdered in a ditch, Kenya and London are left orphaned; forced to navigate through the unforgiving streets of Detroit alone. They might be identical twins, but they are as different as night and day. With one fighting relentlessly to make it out of the ghetto, the other eagerly embraces everything their deceased parents believed in: selling drugs, living fast, and even dying young if it means getting paid. Kenya is coldhearted and crazy, just like her Pops. Nothing is off limits, and no one else matters—not even her sister, if she gets in her way. Blood may be thicker than water, but in one sister’s eyes, cash is king; it’s her only family, and most definitely the head of her conniving household! After several brutal experiences, the sisters are forced to flee Detroit, and once again their lives are turned upside down. This time, the consequences could land them both in jail—or dead and unclaimed in the county morgue.
A Kenyan Winterlude
Author: Lorna J. Shaw
Following her return to New Lancaster, Margaret Darwin marries Douglas Parker. They decide to visit Michael Parker and his family in Nairobi, Kenya on their way to Italy to study the history of the Etruscan tribes. While in Kenya, at the risk of making the book seem like a travelogue they visit the orphanage in Uganda for children victimized by the AIDS crisis which has long range implications in the plots of the succeeding books in the series.
Joey Willis is an eleven-year-old boy desperately searching for his younger sister, Olivia. From a familiar beach to an unknown cave, Joey falls into a different world. On his mission to find Olivia he finds he has been given an extraordinary gift of magical powers. Joey meets Budda, the Master Teacher of all that is good and together they encounter huge, fierce and evil creatures, the likes of which Joey could never have imagined on Earth. Joey s adventures also lead him to make many friends...But will Joey find his sister?
A Grain of Wheat
Author: Ngugi wa Thiong'o
The Nobel Prize–nominated Kenyan writer’s best-known novel Set in the wake of the Mau Mau rebellion and on the cusp of Kenya's independence from Britain, A Grain of Wheat follows a group of villagers whose lives have been transformed by the 1952–1960 Emergency. At the center of it all is the reticent Mugo, the village's chosen hero and a man haunted by a terrible secret. As we learn of the villagers' tangled histories in a narrative interwoven with myth and peppered with allusions to real-life leaders, including Jomo Kenyatta, a masterly story unfolds in which compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed, and loves are tested. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Nicole Thompson
Step aside supermodels: The voluptuous Kenya has entered the room. With her long, jet black hair, flawless body, and good looks she can have any man she wants. Kenya takes her blessing of good looks and uses them to her advantage. If you ever felt men needed a dose of their own medicine then stick with Kenya. The ultimate female dominator, male manipulator toys around with every man that crosses her path. She’s a real pit bull in a skirt, until he steps in. Kenya falls head over heels in love with the biggest manipulator of all. They say a “player can’t play a player” but in this case Kenya learns the saying “what goes around comes around.” Kenya can’t seem to cope with the pain and heartbreak from the one she really loves and decides to deal with the situation in the worst way. When love goes, depression hits and Kenya’s health, looks and self-esteem drops, tragedy is bound to happen!
The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.
This is the renowned play that was developed with Kikuyu villagers at the Kamiriithu Cultural Centre at Limuru.
Facing Mount Kenya
Author: Jomo Kenyatta
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Besides its continuing value for an understanding of the problems of Kenya, IFacing Mount Kenya/I has an enduring place in the literature of social anthropology. As Professor Malinowski wrote in his introduction, it 'is a really competent and instructive contribution to African ethnography by a scholar of pure African parentage... As a first-hand account of a representative African culture, as an invaluable document in the principles underlying culture-contact and change; last, but not least, as a personal statement of the new outlook of a progressive African, this book will rank as a pioneering achievement of outstanding merit'.I/I
Change Your Man
Author: Kenya K. Stevens
You Shouldn't Need a Life-Threatening Illness to Reclaim Your Relationship! For Kenya Stevens, that is what it took. Married at age 21 to a man she had met on a blind date a few months earlier, Kenya's early years with Carl were fraught with conflict-troubles that she now understands had a lot to do with her own need to dominate and be in total control. Then came a bout with a particularly nasty, often-fatal illness, and everything changed. No longer able to control and dominate, Kenya turned to her mate. Forced to dig deeply and become vulnerable, she built her way back to physical and emotional health. Kenya and Carl healed their own relationship utilizing a diverse background in powerful healing, self-help, and spiritual/metaphysical disciplines from yoga to music to Feng Shui to the Law of Attraction. It wasn't long before Kenya started sharing her insights with other women and couples. As CEO of JujuMama LLC (www.jujumama.com), she and Carl lead seminars and provide individual and group sessions. Carl has written a companion book for men, Tame Your Woman. In this life-changing book you will learn... How both partners can embrace both the feminine and the masculine within themselves and each other. How to phrase criticism in non-blaming, positive ways that inspire action. How to focus on what you want to attract, and stay away from what you want to drive away-and the ways this can help you shape your man's behavior.