Interesting Reading2019-01-08T23:02:08+00:00

Recommended Reading, Videos and Other Items of Interest


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




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


Mukoma Wa Ngugi: Mrs. Shaw

Mukoma Wa Ngugi: Black Star Nairobi

Mukoma Wa Ngugi: Nairobi Heat

Mukoma Wa Ngugi: Hurling Words at Consciousness

Mukoma Wa Ngugi: Conversing with Africa: Politics of Change

Peter Kimani: Dance of the Jakaranda

Meja Mwangi: Kill Me Quick

Grace Ogot: Land Without Thunder

Margaret Ogala: The River and the Source

Francis Imbuga: Betrayal in the City

John Ruganda: The Burdens

Mwangi Gicheru: Across the Bridge

John Kiriamiti: My Life in Crime

John Kiriamiti: My Life with a Criminal

John Kiriamiti: My Life in Prison

John Kiriamiti: Son of Fate

John Kiriamiti: The Sinister Trophy

Wahome Mutahi: Doomsday

Wangari Maathai: Unbowed

Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye: Coming to Birth

Ngugi Wa Thiong’o: Many Books including “I will Marry When I Want”

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi: Kintu


The End of Poverty – by Jeffrey Sachs

Africa, A Biography of the Continent – by John Reader

The Bright Continent – by Dalo Oyopade

Kenya, A History Since Independence – by Charles Hornsby

The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa – by Calestous Juma

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

The Most Good You Can Do – by Peter Singer

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



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