Authors / Carien Westerveld

Carien Westerveld

Carien Westerveld

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Carien Westerveld graduated in international relations. She has worked for the Clingendael Institute and for several publishing houses. In 2010 she moved to Kenya, where she wrote a blog for De Groene Amsterdammer about her attempts to solve the riddle of her new home nation.


Recent title – English material

De Afrikaanse droom (The African Dream), 2017

Press on The African Dream:

One of Africa’s most exciting countries, through the eyes of a discerning observer. Read it! KEES BROERE, FORMER AFRICA CORRESPONDENT

‘A beautifully written book for anyone who wants to understand modern Kenya better. BERT KOENDERS, DUTCH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Her book is truly captivating and creates a clear image of Kenya at the intersection between modernity and tradition. The lives she describes make a lasting impression, the people she brings to life remain with you, bringing into sharp focus both the practical and the existential obstacles and challenges of this worldwide transformation. ATHENAEUM