Camel Book Drive

Donate To Kenya’s Mobile Library

Helping Bring Books Where They’ve Never Been Before


Camel library update, Dec. 6, 2008

Thanks to all who have donated books or money as we enter the holiday season.  We have successfully stocked the camel bookmobile! Both the Garissa and Wajir branches have plenty of books, so additional contributions are going directly to nomadic schools in the region. Please see the email from Mr. Farah below.

Dear Masha,

The book drive was so successful that Mrs Warfa received over 7,000 books. She  is now experiencing space problems and is requesting that we move the book drive to another needy institution. There are many needy nomadic schools that are around Garissa which I believe would appreciate book donations. Could we therefore use their umbrella body, which is: Nomadic Schools, P.O. Box 1204 –70100, Garissa. Kenya.


Meanwhile, Masha, I wish you and your family all the best and remember now you have a leader who hails from Kogelo, and we hope he will market and remember Kenya.


Thank you, Mr. Farah 

Mr. Farah also hopes to have news in January regarding his efforts to collect traditional stories and bind them into books that will travel with the camel library.

MANY THANKS for all your efforts.


Also, please see the email below from one donor.

Masha – I sent about 8-10 books and about 12 or so nice magazines this afternoon.  I will send some more later in the month.  I do want to say that I sent at least 4 very old books, but they are lovely children’s stories, some by Louisa Mae Alcott.  I hope everyone enjoys them as much as I did growing up and even now.

I was sending some magazines from the church college I attended, but I read the list of what not to send before I did, so I took them back out.  Thanks for the help in figuring out what to send.  It is easier to send used books since the postage is so high for me.  I am 71 years old and retired.  But I still want to help all I can.  Thank you again for giving us a place to share with those who really need it.  My husband always said that when you can give someone else something, you are not poor.

Georgia Wessling, Shelbina, MO


The camel book drive began as an efforts by authors in February 2007 and has broadened to include generous booklovers of all stripes, including businesses, libraries, publishers, book groups and individual readers.


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Mike Samulak

Mike Samulak, author of A is for Africa.

March 1, 2007 Posted by | Authors | 1 Comment

E.J. Stapleton

E.J. Stapleton, author of The Calico Buffalo.

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Bettina and Mike Jetter

Michael and Bettina Jetter, authors of The Cancer Code.

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Katha Pollitt

Katha Pollitt, author of Learning To Drive: and Other Life Stories; Virginity or Death!: and Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time; Reasonable Creatures: Essays on Women and Feminism; Subject To Debate: Sense and Dissents On Women, Politics and Culture; The Mind-Body Problem: and Other Poems; and Antarctic Traveller.

February 28, 2007 Posted by | Authors | 1 Comment

Jean Sasson

Jean Sasson, author of Love In A Torn Land; Mayada, Daughter of Iraq; Ester’s Child; Princess Sultana’s Circle; Princess Sultana’s Daughters; Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia and The Rape Of Kuwait.

February 28, 2007 Posted by | Authors | 1 Comment

Ellis Avery

Ellis Avery, author of The Teahouse Fire and The Smoke Week.

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Janey Volden

jvolden.jpgJaney Volden, author of Gabra’s Song.

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Carol D. O’Dell

Carol D. O’Dell, author of Mothering Mother: A Daughter’s Humorous and Heartbreaking Memoir.

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Don Waters

d_gothic1.jpgDon Waters, author of Desert Gothic.

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