'Out of Africa,' by Karen Blixen


A poignant farewell to Blixen’s beloved farm, Out of Africa describes her friendships, her affection for the landscape, the animals and her great love for the adventurer Dennis Finch-Hatton.


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In 1914 Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee farm. Instantly drawn to the land, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Karen Blixen was forced to return to Denmark in 1931 and it was there that she wrote this classic account of her experiences.

From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. "Out of Africa" is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever.

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The Times

7 Mar 2018

Compelling … a story of passion … and a movingly poetic tribute to a lost land.

Steven Adams

7 Mar 2018

Whether through the movie, or by reading the book, 'Out Of Africa' has come to symbolise and evoke the romance of an era. For me, the book also captures the heart and soul of safari travel and allows oneself to immerse in all that is quintessentially safari. I would love to know how many people have traveled to Africa after reading this book!

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