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
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.