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CollectionsYour library (1,040), Recovered books (2), All collections (1,040)

Reviews530 reviews

Tagsfiction (293), railways (210), africa (203), spirituality (158), sudan (101), uk (101), war (89), steam (87), fantasy (83), christian (79) — see all tags

MediaNot set (120), Book (920), Paper Book (853), Ebook (1)

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About meBorn in UK, I've spent most of my adult life living and working in Africa (Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and South Africa) in various sectors - education, church, peace, human rights, humanitarian aid and development. I'm passionate about railways and I was a steam locomotive driver and fireman when I lived in South Africa. I'm also a volunteer on steam locomotives in Kenya, and I'm about to begin building an Africa-themed model railway in the basement of our new home. And I'm also passionate about my better half, Jane. We live in Kenya but I currently spend most of my time working in South Sudan.

About my libraryMy non-fiction collection probably falls into three main categories: (1) railways, related to my hobby; (2) and (3) spirituality and Sudan/Africa, related to my work. My taste in fiction is eclectic. For many years my books were divided between two continents, so the LT online catalogue was very useful for me.

GroupsAfrican Literature, History and Politics, All Books Africa, Birds, Birding & Books, Catholic Apologetics, Catholic Tradition, Christian Worship and Liturgy, Christianity, Council of Elrond, Current Events, Emerging Churchshow all groups

Favorite authorsThomas Berry, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Anthony de Mello, J. R. R. Tolkien (Shared favorites)


Real nameJohn

LocationNairobi, Kenya

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJan 3, 2006

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