241 : Building your Library # 11

Jomo Kenyatta, who led Kenya to independence, first visited England in 1929. He returned, studied, wrote Facing Mount Kenya in 1941, and married Edna Clarke in 1942. His son Peter Kenyatta was born near Worthing in 1943, his father being a farm labourer in Sussex during the war years. Jeremy Murray-Brown’s biography Kenyatta was published in 1972 (paperback in 1974) and in the USA in 1973. Copies, generally ex-library, are available from £1 to £4.

Index to Building Your Library

 

#  1         Neil Parsons, King Khama, Emperor Joe and the Great White Queen. Tswana 1895

#  2         Nancy Cunard

#  3         Leslie ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson

#  4         Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

#  5         Brew family of Ghana and London

#  6         Booker T Washington; Chief Alfred Sam

#  7         Wellesley Cole, Kossoh Town Boy and An Innocent in Britain

#  8         Ira Aldridge

#  9         Paul Robeson, Negro, 1927

# 10       The Black Abolitionist Papers, Vol 1

# 11       Jomo Kenyatta

# 12       Langston Hughes The Big Sea (1940) and Rampersad’s biography 1986, 1988

# 13       Percy Chen, China Called Me

# 14       Stimela Jingoes (Lesotho) recalled France in 1917; Herbert Julian Black Eagle memoir of a Trinidad aeroplane fanatic trained in 1910s England

# 15       Thomas L. Johnson, Twenty-eight Years a Slave (Bournemouth 1909)

# 16       Donald Hinds, Journey to an Illusion (1966).

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