Lamu : Kenya's Enchanted Island

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-13
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
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Off the coast of northern Kenya is the island of LamuKenya's oldest town and one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. Listed by UNESCO as a prestigious world heritage site, Lamu offers visitors the hypnotic experience of entering another world. With 300 exquisite, specially commissioned photographs, the volume opens a window onto the island's enchanting and inspiring architecture, interiors, crafts, and traditions.

Author Biography

David Coulson established the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) in 1996. Nigel Pavitt has lived in Kenya for more than fifty years and was named a Member of the British Empire (MBE). Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher have spent a lifetime studying the Horn of Africa and have published their photography in a series of books. George Abungu is a Cambridge-trained archaeologist and currently an international heritage consultant and Kenya's representative to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

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