Thursday, October 13, 2022

Explore: Kenya

Explore The World 2022
through books, films, etc.
October: Kenya

AUDIOBOOK:

Circling the Sun
by Paula McLain
Historical, Africa, Kenya | Published: 2015 | Goodreads

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl Markham is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships. Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

READ:

Mark of the Lion
by Suzanne Arruda
Mystery, Historical, Africa, Kenya | Published: 2006 | Goodreads

After driving an ambulance along the front lines of World War I, she can fire a rifle with deadly precision. Still suffering trauma from the Great War, she sets off for Africa determined to fulfill a man's dying wish...never expecting to become involved in murder.Rich with romance, mystery, and adventure, Mark of the Lion introduces a fascinating new heroine and explores the elusive heart of a compelling and exotic world.

WATCH:

Honey at the Top (2015)
Directors: Dean Puckett, Rebecca Wolff
Documentary, Africa, Kenya | imdb

Honey at the Top is a film about the Sengwer forest people of the Cherangani Hills, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the name of conservation.
EAT:
Teranga Foods
332 Golden Gate Ave
San Francisco, CA, 94102
(details)

TERANGA is on a mission to create refreshing and healthy prepared foods, snacks, frozen treats and drinks handcrafted in small batches using baobab and other unique ingredients from around the world.

VISIT: someday...
Prestige Bookshop
Prudential Building, Ground Floor
Mama Ngina St, Next to Imax.
Nairobi City, Kenya
(details)

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* part of Explore the World (here)

4 comments:

  1. I think I have read a couple of books set in Kenya. Probably seen more movies set there. Thanks for sharing these!

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  2. I'd love to go to Kenya one day!

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  3. Great theme pick for books, movies, and eats!

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  4. I've been to Kenya once in 1990 and very much enjoyed it. The beauty and the wildlife are amazing. And I have read & liked the novel about Markham as well as the books that Markham wrote. They are excellent. Nice post about Kenya.

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