Blind Spot

Blind Spot

In this innovative synthesis of words and images, the award-winning author of Open City and photography critic for The New York Times Magazine combines two of his great passions. When it comes to Teju Cole, the unexpected is not unfamiliar: He’s an acclaimed novelist, an influential essayist, and an internationally exhibited photographer. In Blind Spot, readers follow Cole’s inimitable artistic vision into the visual realm as he continues to refine the voice, eye, and intellectual obsessions that earned him such acclaim for Open City.

Crisis…? What Crisis?!

Crisis…? What Crisis?!

Crisis…? What Crisis?! a collection of editorial cartoons by Godfrey Mwampembwa (GADO).  Foreword is written by Kofi Annan – former Secretary General of the United Nations.

Crisis…? What Crisis?! by Gado has put together cartoons published from 2005 to 2012 in the Daily Nation, the Sunday Nation and the East African, along with some of his unpublished cartoons. The centre-piece of the book is the crisis that befell Kenya in 2008. The book is organised in 13 chapters that tackle topics such as the Grand Coalition Government, the ICC or the growing Chinese presence in Africa, and contain anecdotal commentary by GADO on his experience as an editorial cartoonist.


Folk Music of Kenya

Great,girls songs in preparation for circumcision must have had specific content on marriage and child rearing as well as tending to their husbands and homesteads,when they finally get married since this rite prepared them for the aforementioned.

History and Development of Money in Kenya

History and Development of Money in Kenya

‘As the Bank marks 50 years of existence, it is my pleasure to present this book to every reader hoping that a reminiscence of the past and a lesson for the future will be found in the pages of this book.’
– Dr. Patrick Njoroge,
Governor, Central Bank of Kenya (2016)

It’s a Madd, Madd World

It’s a Madd, Madd World

It’s A Madd Madd World, the first ever collection of cartoons by Paul Kelemba (MADD)

In the Madd Madd World collection, which covers the 2007-2011 period with its post-election violence and subsequent fragile coalition, Madd has assembled cartoons that depict one of the most volatile episodes in Kenya’s political history. But true to Madd’s exuberant style, some cartoons also take a humorous look at Kenya’s social life. The work featured in this collection was first published by The Standard Newspaper where It’s a Madd Madd World has run for the past 20 years.

Kenya's Nubians: Then & Now

Kenya’s Nubians: Then & Now

Kenya’s Nubians: Then & Now is the first in a series of books from Greg Constantine’s six-year project on global statelessness called, Nowhere People. Brought to Kenya while serving for the British in the King’s African Rifles and having now lived in Kenya for over 100 years, the Nubian community has historically been unrecognized and one of Kenya’s most invisible and under-represented communities. Following exhibitions in Nairobi and in London in 2010, the book combines rare, historical photographs of the Nubian community in Kenya dating back to 1908 with Constantine’s recent work on the community’s struggle for recognition. The book chronicles the community’s proud history in Kenya yet also shows all that the community has lost as a result of statelessness as well as any number of other injustices.

Rumba on the River

Rumba on the River

Rumba on the River presents a snapshot of an era when the currents of tradition and modernization collided along the banks of the Congo. It is the story of twin capitals engulfed in political struggle and the vibrant new music that flowered amidst the ferment.



UnBounded is a collection of engaging personal stories that takes us through some of the people, places and events that have shaped Boniface, easily one of Kenya’s best known photographers and activists. It is a portrait of the child, the man and some of the human, harrowing and even humorous episodes that he has witnessed and photographed.