Kenya's Enchanted Island

By Carol Beckwith (Photographer); Angela Fisher (Photographer); David Coulson (Photographer)

Rizzoli International Publications, Hardcover, 9780847832767, 280pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009


Off the coast of northern Kenya is the island of Lamu—Kenya’s oldest town and one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. Listed by UNESCO as a prestigious world heritage site, Lamu offers visitors the hypnotic experience of entering another world. With 300 exquisite, specially commissioned photographs, the volume opens a window onto the island’s enchanting and inspiring architecture, interiors, crafts, and traditions.

About the Author
Beckwith has been photographing in Africa for 30 years. She grew up in Boston.

Fisher has been photographing in Africa for 30 years. She is Australian-born.

Praise For Lamu

From the most important photographers of African cultures comes this extraordinary portrait of Kenya’s remote island paradise—and its lifestyle, crafts, architecture, decorative arts, and traditions.

"The publishing house of Rizzoli, with its reputation for visually stunning, high-quality books, never fails to please, and their new offering, Lamu: Kenya’s Enchanted Island by George and Lorna Abungu, will definitely not disappoint travelers in search of a glimpse of paradise." ~BookPage