Recommended Reading, Videos and Other Items of Interest

Online Resources, Articles & Blogs

Bookings:  Empowering women entrepreneurs in developing countries.

Daily Beast: Inside Nairobi’s Slum Tourism Boom.

Daily Nation: It’s time our schools, universities started teaching local languages.

Kenya – The Standard: New report reveals why candidates fail KCPE, KCSE exams

The African Policy Journal: Do Pineapples Grow on Trees? Young People and Farming in Thailand, Uganda and South Sudan

The New York Times: Kenya’s Giant Step for Fair Elections – by The Editorial Board (September 3, 2017)

New York Times: Kennedy Odede: The Things They Carry – by David Brooks

New York Times: A Kenyan Runner Maps His Way Home – by Dan Barry

New York Times: Making a Difference in this Season of Giving – by Tara Siegel Bernard

New York Times: Can Coffee Kick-start an Economy?

New York Times: The Footprints on a Path to Gold

New York Times: In Africa’s Vanishing Forests, the Benefits of Bamboo

New York Times: The Women’s Crusade

New York Times: Sending Artworks Home, but to Whom?

​The Guardian: Girls’ education is the global civil rights issue of our time – by Chernor Bah

​The Guardian: African art needs to come home – and this is why – by Dilip Ratha and Patrick Kabanda

Wall Street Journal: Three Myths on the World’s Poor – by Bill & Melinda Gates

The Economist: Africa Rising (2011-12-03)

BBC News: Botswana bets on technology to save rural economies

World Bank Group: World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

Africa in Focus: Foresight Africa 2016: Regional integration in sub-Saharan Africa – by Mariama Sow

The United Nations: Millennium Development Goals

CIA: The World Factbook from the US Central Intelligence Agency

World Policy blog: An Untapped Economy: Africa’s Creative Sector – by Patrick Kabanda

Blog: Africa’s Aid Mess – by Paul Theroux

McKinsey & Company: Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa

The Nature Conservancy: “The Weight of Water”



TED Talk: A Few Ways to Fix an Ailing Government – by Kiwimbi NGO Board member Charity Wayua.

TEDx Talk: Inspiring Ideas About Africa – TEDxEuston

PBS Series: Africa’s Great Civilizations

TED Talk: The Danger of a Single Story – by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

TED Talk: The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong – by Dan Pallotta

YouTube: RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

Movie: The First Grader

YouTube: Kiwimbi’s YouTube page

Movie: Poverty Inc.

YouTube: Kiwimbi Teso

BOOKS – Non-Fiction

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KAP: The Kiwimbi Autobiography Project
by Various Authors

Africa, A Biography of the Continent
by John Reader

Decolonizing the Mind
by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Dreams in a Time of War
by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Kenya, A History Since Independence
by Charles Hornsby

The Bright Continent
by Dalo Oyopade

The Creative Wealth of Nations
by Patrick Kabanda

The End of Poverty
by Jeffrey Sachs

The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavour
by Martin Meredith

The Last Hunger Season: A Year in an African Farm Community on the Brink of Change
by Roger Thurow

The Most Good You Can Do
by Peter Singer

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa
by Calestous Juma

The Prosperity Paradox
by Clayton M. Christensen

by Wangari Maathaih

Wrestling with the Devil
by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

BOOKS – Fiction

Black Star Nairobi
by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Coming to Birth
by Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye

Conversing with Africa: Politics of Change
by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

Dance of the Jakaranda
by Peter Kimani

How to Be a Kenyan
by Wahome Mutahi

Kill Me Quick
by Meja Mwangi

by Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

Land Without Thunder
by Grace Ogot

Mrs. Shaw
by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

My Life with a Criminal
by E.S. Atieno Odhiambo And John Kiriamiti

Nairobi Heat
by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

The River and the Source
by Margaret Ogola

The River Between
by Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o

Things Fall Apart
by Chinua Achebe

BOOKS – Drama, Poetry, Youth and Other

Betrayal in the City
by Francis Imbuga

Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum
by Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner

Hurling Words at Consciousness
by Mukoma Wa Ngugi

I Will Marry When I Want
by Ngũgĩ Wa Thiong’o

New Daughters of Africa:
An International Anthology of Writing by Women of African Descent
by Margaret Busby

The Burdens
by John Ruganda

The Ring in the Bush
by Mwangi Gicheru



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