Kenya Resources

Are you traveling with us? Or just interested in learning more about human rights issues in Kenya? Below is a list of books and articles that we recommend to delve deeper into this topic.

Our “top picks” recommendations are marked with a *.


* I Laugh So I Won’t Cry: Kenya’s Women Tell The Story Of Their Lives by Helena Halperin

* It’s Our Turn to Eat: The Story of a Kenyan Whistle-Blower by Michela Wrong

* Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai

Kenya: Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2011 by Daniel Branch

Facing Mount Kenya by Jomo Kenyatta


* The Huffington Post on being Gay or Lesbian in Kenya

The Economist on government corruption and violence in Kenya

Mail & Guardian on Kenya’s Chief Justice, Willy Mutunga

AJWS Policy Paper

A policy paper on the importance of empowering girls in Kenya

AJWS Reports Magazine

* A volunteer’s perspective on working with an AJWS grantee empowering refugee girls (page 16 of PDF)

AJWS’s Blog, Global Voices

* On an AJWS grantee who halted the building of a dam that would destroy her community

On refugee girls in Kenya


Looking for a brief overview? Here are two options:

But to get a full picture of Kenya that includes the challenges faced by its poor and minority populations, we recommend reading a selection of the articles above.