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June 28, 2010


That is fantastic news. Congratulations!

OH MY GOD! HOW WONDERFUL! I am SOOO happy for you, Anna!!! You are such an inspiration!

I'm new to your blog - but a huge congrats! It all sounds very exciting.

In terms of book about Africa - he's Nigerian but I love Chinua Achebe's Thing Fall Apart. Also set in Africa (but I can't remember where!) and absolutely heart wrenching is The Joys of Motherhood by Buchi Emecheta.

For a more Western perspective, I did enjoy Hemingway's Green Hills of Africa and short stories set there - The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

Finally (and this one is actually set in Kenya!) - I love Beryl Markham's West with the Night. Amazing memoir written in the 40s about Markham's childhood in Kenya and her experiences there as a bush pilot. She was quite the woman!

Nice to read your blog and specially about ad free campaign. I like book related to Africa and there are lots of car agencies in Kenya who helped me a lot. I wish u all the best but i couldn't give any thing because I am student hardly I got money so sorry. Thanks for amazing content. It sounds so well. Thanks again.

Congratulations to you Anna! You will have a fantastic time and learn a lot!

Congratulations, Anna! This sounds absolutely awesome, lucky you!! Once there, are you going to try to look up the coffee farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills? That would be special to see the view from Deny's grave.


congratulations. especially more so since you are heading to my home country. realize that nothing prepares you for africa, the same way that nothing can prepare one for america.reading this news is a special treat, moreso, since i discovered your blog via reading an interview of alice walker. one cardinal advice, unsolicited as it may be is to recognize the experience of white privilege that will arise as you navigate through the various spaces. now, if you identify as queer, well, then you will come into contact with versions of homophobia that is heart breaking and disconcerting. as for invisibility of queer identifying folk in social networks, bc of the expensive nature of internet access, i am not surprised that there are a handful of people. if you are interested, i can send you a contact of a vibrant, lesbian group who can direct you accordingly. lastly, enjoy yourself, nothing beats kenyan/african hospitality.

karibu kenya
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Thanks so much for the wonderful and kind comments, folks! It's so heartening. And yes, I'm hungry for all suggestions -- certainly the literary works, and also people/organizations (thank you, Muthoni Njogu, for any leads ... ). But most especially, the support you offer is very meaningful.

Congratulations, Anna! This sounds absolutely awesome I hope you enjoyed the visit

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