Historian and Author

A Kenya Childhood

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In A Kenya Childhood Christine Nicholls chronicles her life in Kenya in lively detail. Her tales of schools in Eldoret, Nyeri and Nairobi, boarding at the Kenya High School, living on Mombasa island, climbing Kilimanjaro and making trips throughout Kenya are funny and sometimes sad. Friends, family, teachers – all are brought back to life, thanks to the diaries the author kept. Politics are not eschewed, for white children struggled to understand what was happening. It was a childhood during a unique time (the 1940s and 50s), which saw the decline and fall of the British empire in Africa.

Paperback available from blurb.com. 200 pages, illustrated

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