Walking the streets of Nairobi beats driving around in a car.
You get to discover streets where books can cost anything from 50 Kenya Shillings to 200 for best sellers.
Last week i was walking along Koinange street and i saw Chaim Potok’s Chosen.
I was so excited and with my best blank look i asked how much the book was going for,and lucky me it was going for 200 shillings.
Let us back track a little,why was i excited and who is Chaim Potok?
I have been to many bookshops but i never find any of his books.
The 2books i have read were borrowed from friends who had brought them over from Europe.
Chaim Potok is an American Jewish author and The Chosen is his most acclaimed book which was turned into a movie with Potok having a cameo role as a professor.
It was published in 1967 ,stayed on the New York Best Seller List for 39 weeks selling more than 3.4 million copies.
Getting it for less than 2 Euros was a real bargain and the fact that i get to keep it is priceless.
What are you reading?Let me know in the comments section.