Living Memories: Kenya’s Untold Stories by Al Kags


This book from Storymoja falls under canon of African literature.

“Living Memories” is an eye-opening journey back into Kenya’s harsh reality prior to independence in 1963. It is a carefully selected collection of 13 poignant personal stories, documenting for the first time the revelations of ordinary elderly Kenyans about life in the extraordinary era of colonialism. The memoirs are a multifaceted reflection of the pains, regrets, values and hopes of a transitional generation that eloquently share their perspectives on the colonial period, the independence struggle, and the times of forging a brand new Kenya. This is history made alive and personal, showing how the past casts shadows, but also lights our future.

‘A most refreshing perspective of Kenya’s history — as told by ordinary people. Truly the stories of our nation.’ Linus Gitahi, Nation Media Group CEO

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