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Africa and African Diaspora Literary Series: Author Kurt Davis
Finding Soul, From Silicon Valley to Africa is a travel memoir, spiritual journey, and self-help book all in one.
In 2017, Kurt Davis traveled to Africa and volunteered at many business accelerators and humanitarian non-profits. Finding Soul, From Silicon Valley to Africa gives readers a detailed description of not only what Africa is like, but also how the experiences changed and inspired him. Each chapter reads like a vignette while developing the key themes in the book: experiencing deep empathy for others, releasing ego and identity, and discovering a deeper meaning for life. There are other moments that emerge throughout its pages, such as understanding the roots of racism, the power of entrepreneurship as a tool for development, and learning how to enjoy a journey without a plan. Finding Soul, From Silicon Valley to Africa is for anyone who is a traveler looking for a few tips about Africa, a student wanting to learn more about the continent, an entrepreneur or businessman/woman interested in Africa’s potential, or just a curious reader wanting to learn about a personal development story.
About the Author
Kurt Davis is a technology entrepreneur, author, and social impact worker. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, and Africa. Recently, his focus is on working with non-profits that help the most vulnerable, including Kakuma Ventures (www.kakumaventures.com) which he set up while in Kenya. He describes this experience in his book Finding Soul: From Silicon Valley to Africa. You can follow him on his personal blog called KDAlive (www.kdalive.com). This platform shares Kurt’s experiences with young adults who are mapping their lives with a focus on well-being, travel/culture, and self-employment/entrepreneurship. On the website, you can also find an ebook, Isolation Survival Guide, and over 250+ blog articles that focus on his experiences―what he has learned from them and how his experiences can give others a different perspective. Kurt splits his time between Knoxville, TN and San Francisco, CA. Watch this space for more books to come!