What I Tell You Three Times Is True: Conservation, Ivory, History and Politics

In this wide-ranging narrative, which is part historical, part investigative and largely autobiographical, Ian Parker examines the perennial preoccupation of man with elephants…and his pursuit of their ivory. COMMENTS: ‘…although a lot more could be said about this remarkable work, I want simply to recommend reading Parker’s book to all those interested by the elephant…


Genre: Africa, Autobiography, Conservation, Environment, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: Elephants, ivory poaching

Jua Kali’s Voyage on the Jade Sea

The last of Africa’s great lakes to be mapped and the least known, Lake Turkana (formerly Lake Rudolph) is also the world’s wildest inland water. For reasons not yet understood, its southern half is lashed by gale-force winds on more days of the year than not. Remote and largely inaccessible, it presents challenges that the…


Genre: Africa, Librario, Non-fiction, Sailing, Travel
Subjects: Lake Rudolph, Lake Turkana, yacht

An Impossible Dream: East Africa’s Game Departments

An account of the East African Game Departments is told through the eyes and memories of Game Wardens who have each written of their experiences with the Department during the last half of the twentieth century. Tragedy, farce and hardship are mixed in equal measure with a real concern for the animals well-being, as well…


Genre: African history, Conservation, Environment, Librario, Non-fiction
Subjects: BBC Wildlife, East Africa, game warden, ivory poaching, Kenya, Kenya Game Department, lions, Nairobi

The Last Colonial Regiment: The History of the Kenya Regiment (T.F.)

The Kenya Regiment was the last of a long line of British colonial militias. The book describes its evolution and short life, starting in 1937 and ending in 1963. In the Second World War, the regiment did not enter the field as a unit but provided Officers and NCOs for the far larger King’s African…


Genre: Librario, Military History, Non-fiction, World history
Subjects: British colonies, KAR, Kenya, Kenya Regiment, Mau Mau, World War II