I just wanted to make a short list of the non-text books (I assume I’ll write about my text books as I read them) I’m bringing with me to Kenya:
The Development Dictionary--a really good critique of development featuring Gustavo Esteva (who I got to meet!)
Emerson’s Essays—I hope it will serve as my spiritual guide
Wizard of the Crow—the epic novel by Kenyan Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
Half a Life—by V.S. Naipaul who seems to have difficulty distinguishing between individual African countries proffering to refer to “Africa”
A Good Man is Hard to Find—by my mother’s recommendation
Blood River—also by my mother’s recommendation
Heart of Darkness—haven’t read it yet, now seems like a good time
When a Crocodile Eats the Sun—by Amazon’s recommendation.
I’m just glad to have my new kindle, it saves a lot of space and weight.