Laura Lee P. Huttenbach

Johanna Lawshea

Laura Lee P. Huttenbach, a graduate of the University of Virginia, has written dispatches from South America, the Middle East, and Africa. Huttenbach’s The Boy is Gone: Conversations with a Mau Mau General  (Ohio University Press) portrays the struggle for Kenyan independence in the words of a freedom fighter whose life spanned the twentieth century’s most dramatic transformations. John Dufresne writes, “Mr. Thambu speaks eloquently in a simple, clear, and unsentimental language that tells a powerful political story and a heartfelt personal story of a husband, father, and businessman motivated by peace, love, and reconciliation.”