Africa and African Diaspora Literary Series: Author Kurt Davis

Event date: 
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 7:00pm
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Docklive. TV / Crowdcast

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 ( 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 ( 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!

Finding Soul, from Silicon Valley to Africa: A Travel Memoir and Personal Journey Through Twenty Countries in Africa Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631952722
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Published: Morgan James Publishing - November 10th, 2020