Colonial History, Politics, Society

Charles Ambler, Kenyan Communities in the Age of Imperialism
David Anderson, Histories of the Hanged: The Dirty War in Kenya & the End of Empire
Ralph Austen, Northwest Tanzania under German and British Rule
Martin Dugard, Into Africa: The Epic Journey of Stanley & Livingstone
Caroline Elkins, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya
Byron Farwell, A Biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton
James Fox, White Mischief
Elspeth Huxley, White Man's Country; Lord Delamere and the Making of Kenya
John Iliffe, A Modern History of Tanganyika
Tabitha Kanogo, African Womanhood in Colonial Kenya, 1900-1950
Dane Kennedy, Islands of White, Settler Society and Culture in Kenya and Southern Rhodesia
Joanna Lewis, Empire State-building: War and Welfare in Kenya, 1925-1952
Daniel Liebowitz, The Physician and the Slave Trade: John Kirk and the Crusade against Slavery in East Africa
Katherine Luongo, Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900-1950
Robert Maxon, East Africa: An Introductory History
Charles Miller, The Lunatic Express: An Entertainment in Imperialism
Ronald Robinson & John Gallagher, Africa and the Victorians: The Official Mind of Imperialism
Dana April Seidenberg, Mercantile Adventurers: The World of East African Asians (1750-1985)
Abdul Sheriff & Ed Ferguson, Zanzibar under Colonial Rule
Robert Tignor, The Colonial Transformation of Kenya
Errol Trzebinski, The Kenya Pioneers
Sara Wheeler, Too Close to the Sun: The Audacious Life and Times of Denys Finch-Hatton

World War I in East Africa

Peter Abbott, Armies in East Africa 1914-1918
Ross Anderson, The Forgotten Front: The East African Campaign: 1914-1918
Byron Farwell, The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
Giles Foden, Mimi and Toutou's Big Adventure: The Bizarre Battle of Lake Tanganyika
Brian Gardner, On to Kilimanjaro
Geoffrey Hodges, The Carrier Corps: Military Labour in the East African Campaign 1914-18
Edwin Hoyt, The Germans who Never Lost
-------, Guerilla: Colonel von Lettow-Vorbeck and Germany's East African Empire
Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Deutschlands Kampf in Ostafrika [Germany's Campaign in East Africa]
-------, Meine Erinnerungen aus Ostafrika [My Reminiscences of East Africa]
-------, Mein Leben [My Life]
Charles Miller, Battle for the Bundu: The First World War in East Africa
Leonard Mosley, Duel for Kilimanjaro
Edward Paice, Tip & Run: The Untold Tragedy of the Great War in Africa
J.R. Sibley, Tanganyikan Guerrilla
Hew Strachan, The First World War in Africa

Postcolonial History, Politics, Society

Daniel Branch, Kenya: Between Hope and Despair, 1963-2012
Robert Calderisi, The Trouble with Africa: Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working
Jean Davison, The Ostrich Wakes: Struggles for Change in Highland Kenya
Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth
Angelique Haugerud, The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta, Facing Mount Kenya
Keith Kyle, The Politics of the Independence of Kenya
Joe Lugalla, Crisis, Urbanization, and Urban Poverty in Tanzania
Gregory Maddox, Custodians of The Land: Ecology and Culture in the History of Tanzania
-------, In Search of a Nation: Histories of Authority and Dissidence in Tanzania
Michael Maren, The Road to Hell: The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and International Charity
Martin Meredith, The Fate of Africa: A History of Fifty Years of Independence
Dambisa Moyo, Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way For Africa
Godwin Murunga & Shadrack Nasong'o, Kenya: The Struggle for Democracy
Godfrey Mwakikagile, Life under Nyerere
-------, Nyerere and Africa: End of an Era
Julius Nyerere, Uhuru na Umoja [Freedom and Unity]; Writings and Speeches, 1952-65
-------, Uhuru na Ujamaa [Freedom and Socialism]: Writings and Speeches, 1965-67
Philip Setel, A Plague of Paradoxes: AIDS, Culture, and Demography in Northern Tanzania
Jan Shetler, Imagining Serengeti: A History of Landscape Memory in Tanzania from Earliest Times to the Present
Dana April Seidenberg, Uhuru and the Kenya Indians: The Role of a Minority Community in Kenya Politics
Lynn Thomas, Politics of the Womb: Reproduction and the State in Kenya

Memoirs and Travel Writing

Cheryl Bentsen, Maasai Days
Bill Bryson, Bill Bryson's Africa Diary
Richard Burton, First Footsteps in East Africa
Helena Halperin, I Laugh So I Won't Cry: Kenya's Women Tell the Story of their Lives
Ernest Hemingway, The Green Hills of Africa
Corinne Hofmann, White Masai
-------, Reunion in Barsaloi
Elspeth Huxley, The Challenge of Africa
-------, The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood
-------, The Mottled Lizard
-------, Out in the Midday Sun
Aaron Latham, The Frozen Leopard: Hunting my Dark Heart in Africa
Beryl Markham, West with the Night
Wangari Maathai, Unbowed: A Memoir
J.H. Patterson, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo
Tepilit Ole Saitoti, The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior: An Autobiography
Paul Theroux, Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town
Evelyn Waugh, A Tourist in Africa

Fiction and Literary Criticism

Isak Dineson, Out of Africa / Shadows in the Grass
Dave Eggers, What is the What
Giles Foden, The Last King of Scotland
Ernest Hemingway, "The Snows of Kilimanjaro"
Elspeth Huxley, Red Strangers
John Le Carré, The Constant Gardener
Ngugi wa Thiong'o, The Black Hermit
-------, Decolonizing the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature
-------, Grain of Wheat
-------, Petals of Blood
-------, Weep not, My Child
-------, The Wizard of the Crow
M.G. Vassanji, The Book of Secrets
-------, The Gunny Sack
-------, The In-Between World of Vikram Lall

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Updated: August 2014