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The North of Italy By Ken Grundy
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No ordinary tourist accounts of a trip across northern Italy, these are tales of learning to absorb the more obscure delights of La Serenissima, and to relax and avoid the battalions of ogling... More > tourists while sharing time with a caring friend. Add an indulgence for cuisine and its place in the Italian culture and you, too, can share in this escape. Visit with the Grundys some wineries, a cheese factory, balsamic vinegar farm, and a few scrumptious restaurants. It only hurts when you try to tighten your belt.< Less
My 34 Year Safari: Vol. II Crossing the Divide By Ken Grundy
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Second volume of an exploration of Southern Africa further from the euphoria of newly independent East Africa and into the battle zone itself, the so-called “border of Black versus White... More > Africa.” The trips south are largely research journeys now, designed to prepare for writing assignments that deal with international relations within southern Africa, often across the racial divide. There follows a research interest in the South African Defense Forces, its deployments in the region, and especially the White state's use of Black soldiers and police to defend the apartheid regime. There are also dozens of op-ed pieces written for newspapers and magazines in Africa and the United States.< Less
My 34 Year Safari Vol. I By Ken Grundy
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A young Political Science professor takes his family to Uganda in 1967-68, to learn about Africa by teaching at Makerere University College in Kampala and traveling around East Africa. Uganda is... More > newly independent and its democracy is at times shaky, but the people are open and generous. This is the first of a dozen or more trips to Africa, which the author conflates into a 34 year long field trip. This volume covers only the first year; more will follow.< Less
Memoir of a Perfect Boyhood By Ken Grundy
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A charming account of the apprenticeship of an eager, impressionable boy, it begins in a crumbling neighborhood of Philadelphia and ends as he heads off to graduate school. Curious, footloose and at... More > first obsessed with sports, we learn about his loving family and friends, his passage on the streets, his school life, his early jobs as a boy soprano, a dishwasher, and a camp counselor, his college rite of passage, and his entry “career” job as a milkman. From a commonplace existence in the inner-city to the boundless riches of the arts, public affairs and ideas, the world opened up and swallowed him, to his complete delight. Illustrated with many black and white photos.< Less
My 34 Year Safari: Vol. III By Ken Grundy
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Vol. 3 of non-academic writing on trips to South Africa, 1989-2001, including letters, observations, and op-ed pieces covering the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, race relations, party and... More > transitional politics, and observations of the Constitutional Court, university life in Johannesburg, Grahamstown, and Pretoria, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the vibrant arts scene.< Less

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