Suggested books

Here are a few suggestions of books that you may like to bring with you (optional) or have a look at before you go. Our library is very small, and though there is a copy of most of the guide books in the library, if you are particularly interested in one of these topics you may want to get your own copy. Remember, that you can also arrange to share books amongst yourselves.


Field Guide to the Birds of East Africa
By Terry Stevenson. 2001


Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania: Field Guide Edition
By Zimmerman, D.A., D.A. Turner and D.J. Pearson. 1999

Other Natural History

The Safari Companion: A guide to Watching African Mammals
By Richard Estes. 1993

Larger Mammals of Africa
By Jean Dorst. A Collins field guide. 1993

A Field Guide to Reptiles of East Africa
By Spawls et al.. 2002

Field Guide to Common Trees and Shrubs of East Africa
By Najma Dharani. 2002

Guide Books

Swahili Phrasebook
By Martin Benjamin. Lonely Planet. 2005

Lonely Planet East Africa
By Mary Fitzpatrick. 2003


You may also like to bring a map of Kenya, Uganda and/or East Africa to keep track of where you are. Many of the travel guide companies make them; they are available in Kenya as well.

Student Recommended Reads

Africa, A Biography of a Continent.
By John Reader.

Heart of Darkness.
By Joseph Conrad

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda.
By Philip Gourevitch

A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons.
By Robert M. Sapolsky

I Dreamed of Africa.
By Kuki Gallmann

The Poisonwood Bible.
By Barbara Kingsolver

The In-Between World of Vikram Lall.
By M.G. Vassanji (or others by this author)

NO-NONSENSE guide to International Development.
By Maggie Black

Guns, Germs, and Steel.
By Jared Diamond

The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities of our time.
By Jeffrey Sachs

Poverty and the critical security agenda.
By Pauline Eadie