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8 books you will recognise from childhood if you went to a Kenyan primary school

Before the age of video games and the internet, children spent their free time largely in the good old outdoors, pushing tyres, playing with dolls and reading riveting kids books.

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Before the age of video games and the internet, children spent their free time largely in the good old outdoors, pushing tyres, playing with dolls and reading riveting kids books. Here are some of the most popular ones from an era gone by, that are sure to set off charming memories for those who read them:Kaka Sungura

This wily wabbit was Kenya's very own Bugs Bunny, tricking his friends and running off, before eventually getting his just deserts. Harmless fun for the kids in my opinion.Hare is Here:

The Longhorn publication involved the classic tale of the crafty hare pulling fast ones on his peersManywele:

One of those kids books that also is relatable to adults. It explored  themes such as tribalism in rural Kenya, religious hypocrisy, and a strange disease reminiscent of the Aids epidemicAbunuwasi:

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Yet another cheeky fellow from the coast whose modus operandi was who would scheme against the community and actually sometimes get away with it. I think this could be the biggest brand in fictional writing in Kenya.Hallo Children Everywhere:

This is one of those children's media which was geared towards teaching children about the basics of life. Juma and Asha, the stars of this book, would go about their daily tasks while emphasizing the correct way to do them, so that the kids could learn

Famous five:

The Enid Blyton book about five kids who would set off on adventures solving mysteries was one of the earliest mystery thrillers I can remember. These guys made citizen policing look fun and easy :DSecret Seven

Same premise as the Famous Five, just with more kids involved. Despite the repetitiveness of it, this genre was booming at the time, and it was not uncommon to see people who had read all of both series.

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Nancy Drew:

This iconic amateur investigator was not just famous in Kenya, but the world over. An early symbol of fearlessness in women.

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