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December 22, 2011

Kisumu, Kenya (from Wikipedia)

Kisumu, Kenya (from Wikipedia)

For those who aren’t yet following Busara Blog, David Sanders’s ongoing account of his return to a Quaker mission in Kenya (where he is both researching a novel and exploring his childhood memories), be sure to check out his latest post. “The News from Kenya, Part Two” is a highly colorful description of a part of the world that few outsiders are unlikely to encounter. And he proves that, no matter where you live, home renovation is excruciating.

Busara Road

September 19, 2011

David Sanders in KenyaMy friend David Sanders, whom I mentioned in my last post—an excellent writer and all-around good guy—has started a campaign on IndieGoGo.com to support the research for his novel-in-progress, Busara Road. The novel is set in Kenya during the early years after independence—a time when David himself was there, as a child. Now he’s won a prize to help him return to Kenya for a few weeks to work on the novel, meet with leading African writers, and visit the Quaker mission he remembers from childhood.

The great thing about IndieGoGo is that lots of people contribute small amounts to make the project happen. The smallest suggested donation is $10, and you can go even lower than that by clicking on “Other” in the drop-down contribution field. David has listed a variety of creative “perks” for donors, but the main reward is knowing that you gave a little bit to a good artistic cause. So please consider giving the cost of a cappuccino, at least. You’ll be amazed and proud when this novel is published.