Recommended Reading

Image of Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Mariner Books (2004)
Binding: Paperback, 496 pages
Image of The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence
Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: PublicAffairs (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 768 pages
Image of Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (2006)
Binding: Paperback, 483 pages

Music Played

Image of Awakening
Artist: Joseph Curiale, Joseph Curiale, The Royal Philhramonic Orchestra/Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields, Dod Severinsen (trpt.), Ralph Morrison (violin), Mike Miller (guitar)
Label: Orchard Road
Image of Cantando
Artist: Bobo Stenson Trio
Label: ECM
Image of Rough Guide to the Music of Kenya
Artist: Rough Guide
Label: World Music Network
Image of Missa Luba
Artist: Guido Haazen, African Traditional, Boniface Mganga, Kenya Muungano National Choir
Label: Decca
Image of The Door
Artist: Mathias Eick, Jon Balke, Audun Kleive, Audun Erlien, Stian Carstensen
Label: ECM Records
Image of Gospel Songs from Kenya: Kikamba Hymns
Artist: David Nzomo
Label: Folkways Records
Image of Music From Kenya Volume 1
Artist: Various Kenyan Artists
Label: A'mish Records

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