Books & Film

Learn more about Kibera and help build a better future for families living in Kibera at the same time!  Read about how CFK was founded, learn about our Sports Association and its mission to promote peace through soccer, or see what Kibera is like through a young girl’s eyes.

100% of the proceeds for each of these items goes to our programs in Kibera.

It Happened on the Way to War

It-Happened-On-the-Way_full In CFK co-founder Rye Barcott’s unforgettable memoir, he recounts how he met co-founders Tabitha Atieno Festo and Salim Mohamed and how they together built an organization from the ground up.  The book hops all over the globe as Rye continued his leadership in CFK while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, fighting in wars while waging peace.

It’s a unique combination, which Rye analyzes and grapples with throughout his travels and his service in the military.  Grappling with the intense stress of leading Marines in dangerous places, he took the tools he learned building community in one of the most fractured parts of Kenya and became a more effective counter-insurgent.

This is a true story of sacrifice, failure and triumph, and the powerful melding of humanitarian and military service.  It’s what America’s role in the world could be.  Order yours today!

Lightbox: Expressions of Hope From Young Women in the Kibera Slum of Nairobi

lightroomComprised entirely of photographs and essays by CFK’s Daughters United members, LightBox offers a candid look at the lives of young women in poverty. It demonstrates the value of empowering a young woman and is a celebration of the victories these young women achieve every day. Their photography and essays display a powerful message – one of struggle, perseverance and hope.

Proceeds from the sales of this book support scholarships for girls in the Daughters United program.  Order yours today!

Without a Fight

Postcard-WaF_webWithout a Fight is a feature length documentary film that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums.

Footage of violent clashes fueled by polarizing national presidential elections is intertwined with profiles of youth from different religious and ethnic backgrounds as they navigate daily life and prepare for the final championship soccer game of the season. The film provides a glimpse—often a very positive one—into an Africa that few have seen. It attempts to break stereotypes associated with people who live in extreme poverty while depicting sports as a tool that could be used to prevent violence among at-risk youth.

Order yours today or learn how to host a screening!