It is September Fifteenth and Nairobi smells of burning: a campfire, burning tires and that special smell a painted board has when it is set on fire. Most of the city is a slum, not like slums in the U.S., or at least not the ones I have seen. This slum is entirely constructed of eight by eight houses made of mud with tin roofs, where families of six sleep on the ground. Anthony went to Kenya to escape America, what he found there would change his life for ever. Houses of Clay is a travel journal and a memoir, of Tony's time in the US Peace Corps in Kenya during 2005 thru 2007. It provides a very descriptive and unabashed look at the trials of a liberal anarchist dealing with high level government bureaucracy, while adjusting to living in and becoming a member of the communities around him.