Posts Tagged ‘Charcoal’

Up in Smoke: Kenya’s Charcoal Industry

April 26th, 2010 by

You may have read my recent blog post about woodcarving traditions carried on by Kamba tribesmen in Kenya. I’ll call that the highlight of my “wood-related” African travelog.

There was a lowlight, too: charcoal production. Its carbonized and troubling evidence was stacked in bags along the highways wherever we went.