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BOOKS

Kenyan literature: "Wizard of the crow, a novel"

The fantasy novel of great Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

17-05-2020 by Leni Frau

At a time when for many people Africa is far away and reading should be a fundamental company...

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LETTURE

25-03-2020 by redazione

LIBRI

Who was Binyavanga Wainaina, his book in italian

17-03-2020 by Freddie del Curatolo

On 21 May 2019 he prematurely left us one of the greatest Kenyan writers and one of the most lucid, passionate...

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"Camp 360 Ndarugu": story of italian prisoners in Kenya

Aldo Manos reopens a chapter of our story

11-05-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo

There are interesting books and necessary books. "Field 360 Ndarugu" by Aldo Manos belongs to...

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An italian comics narrate the slum stories

The book by a trio of Italians comes out for Feltrinelli Comics

07-02-2019 by Leni Frau

Two screenwriters and a cartoonist tell the extreme life in a Nairobi slum.

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BOOKS

" A grain of wheat"

First published as part of the influential Heinemann African Writers Series

15-01-2019 by Freddie del Curatolo

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o is surely the greatest Kenyan writer of all time.
He has been included several times in the five nominations for the Nobel Prize for Literature and...

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The history of Italians in Kenya in the new book by Freddie del Curatolo

"Portraits of Italians in Kenya" is published by the Italian Embassy and the IIC in Nairobi.

03-11-2018 by Leni Frau

"It is a cross-section of Italianness, of suggestive human experiences in many fields, of examples of authentic exchange and mutual enrichment between our compatriots and Kenyan friends"

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10-01-2018 by Freddie del Curatolo

BOOKS

The impossible love in the italian Malindi

Tales of women and mistakes in the book of Sara Cardelli

24-06-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo

The feminine Malindi of Sara Cardelli hits and paints a very current reality and disengaged from the usual common places of sexual tourism to the tropics or the exotic adventure.
 

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BOOKS ABOUT KENYA

Kenya in surgeon's D'Onofrio trips, an unforgettable dance

"Anatomia del Viaggio" is a passionate diary from a doctor who spent 7 years in Nairobi

02-02-2017 by Freddie del Curatolo

The rhythm and melody of the trip and it is impossible to look the other way, when it is not only professional ethics to be called in helping others.
There is so much love, so much poetry and a lot of Africa, "Anatomy of the trip," atypical "logbook" of the Italian doctor Crescenzo D'Onofrio, including frescoes by Nature, introspective, lyrical evocations and the harsh reality of poverty, non-existent health and wars.
 

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BOOKS

Novati's Kenya and his soul safari

18-11-2016 by Freddie del Curatolo

There are travel diaries that read like atlases, boring as other movies of other people's holidays. There are novels in stages disguised as intergalactic manuals for hitchhikers, but which are actually autobiographies beautiful, good and useful barely family.
With Africa, however, you can hardly cheat and why write and write about himself wandering through this universe remain credible to themselves and to others is a difficult task.
 

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15-09-2014 by Freddie del Curatolo

KENYA BOOKS

Out of Africa - Karen Blixen

Penguin Modern Classics

15-08-2014 by redazione

Karen Dinesen Blixen lived in Kenya from 1914 to 1931.
She came there from the icy Denmark with her husband, baron Von Blixen, to buy a plot on the hills Ngong, near Nairobi, and build then a farm. 
Rather being a farmer, the baron was actually more interested in the big game hunting and the young masai women.
It was his fault that Karen was infected by syphilis and had to come back to Denmark to follow treatments. 
At that moment, she realized she was a writer and learned what is mal d'Afrique.

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KENYA BOOKS

The shadow of the sun - Ryszard Kapuscinsky

Penguin

15-06-2014 by redazione

First of all, we have to mention that Ryszard Kapuscinski is the greatest journalist who ever wrote about Africa and the one who best understood its civilization, nature and philosophy. And it's curious that, being polish, the farthest we can imagine from the black africans, he's the one who, more than other reporters, has travelled around the african continent, describing it like only a few others could do.
"the shadow of the sun" talks about this, the so-called «africanization» process, when Africa started being independent after the colonialism, during the first Sixties.
Kapuscinski's eye, war correspondent but able to dwell upon people's soul, magnificence and misery, loneliness and hunger in the villages and the great crowd of the markets, tells the story of an Africa made proud by the freedom found again but with the awareness of depending forever on the Western World.

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BOOKS

I Dreamed of Africa - Kuki Gallmann

A memoir by Italian writer Kuki Gallmann

15-03-2014 by Leni Frau

Kuki Gallmann had "a story to tell".
This novel is his story.

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BOOKS

The Constant Gardener

Novel by John le Carré

15-11-2013 by redazione

John Le Carré, well-known and appreciated writer of "spy stories" with social implications, has set his novel "The Tenacious Gardener" in Kenya, between the banks of Turkana and the slums of Nairobi. 

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15-09-2013 by redazione

BOOKS

Born Free

Joy Adamson

15-07-2013 by redazione

"Born Free" is the first novel, autobiographical, which tells the story of a friendship between humans and wild and ferocious animals of the Savannah, which no one had previously imagined could prove so profound.

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BOOKS

Wildlife Wars by Richard Leakey

My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures

15-05-2013 by redazione

"My struggle to save Africa's natural treasures". 
This is the eloquent subtitle of an autobiography written with four hands with the journalist Virginia Morell.

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15-03-2013 by redazione

15-01-2013 by redazione

19-12-2012 by Leni Frau

30-08-2012 by Freddie del Curatolo

12-07-2012 by Freddie del Curatolo

15-01-2012 by Leni Frau

KENYA BOOKS

The lord of the prairie - Javier Yanes

Paperback

15-01-2010 by redazione

A good read, about past times and those who dream of reviving them, until reaching the origin of those ancient tales narrated here. It's the Kenya of «Lord of the prairie», the latest book by the spanish writer Javier Yanes.
"My grandfather was used to tell me stories about Africa..." this is how the novel begins and starts catching the reader with the story of the young Curro Mencia from Madrid who, upon his scottish grandfather's death who had spent many years in Eastern Africa during the colonialism, remembers all the stories of an Africa which, maybe, no longer exists. So, Curro decides to go along this Africa, first evoking those tales and then in the reality.
A trip to Kenya which becomes a trip back to his roots.

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