Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Release: 2001-09-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141913872
Language: en
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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.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780307794093
Language: en
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With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

Anecdotes of Destiny

Anecdotes of Destiny
Author: Isak Dinesen
Release: 2001-04-26
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780141961491
Language: en
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These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in ‘Tempests’, a mysterious pearl-fisher in ‘The Diver’ and a brief, tragic encounter in ‘The Ring’. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.

Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa

Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa
Author: Linda Donelson
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 440
ISBN: UOM:39015037495713
Language: en
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Not Out of Africa

Not Out of Africa
Author: M. Lefkowitz
Release: 1998
Editor: Рипол Классик
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9785872965046
Language: en
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Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Pal Ahluwalia
Release: 2010-04-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781135161781
Language: en
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At the heart of this book is the argument that the fact that so many post-structuralist French intellectuals have a strong ‘colonial’ connection, usually with Algeria, cannot be a coincidence. The ‘biographical’ fact that so many French intellectuals were born in or otherwise connected with French Algeria has often been noted, but it has never been theorised. Ahluwalia makes a convincing case that post-structuralism in fact has colonial and postcolonial roots. This is an important argument, and one that ‘connects’ two theoretical currents that continue to be of great interest, post-structuralism and postcolonialism. The re-reading of what is now familiar material against the background of de-colonial struggles demonstrates the extent to which it is this new condition that prompted theory to question long-held assumptions inscribed in the European colonial enterprise. The wide-ranging discussion, ranging across authors as different as Foucault, Derrida, Fanon, Althusser, Cixous, Bourdieu and Lyotard, enables the reader to make connections that have remained unnoticed or been neglected. It also brings back into view a history of struggles, both political and theoretical, that has shaped the landscape of critique in the social sciences and humanities. This clear and lucid discussion of important and often difficult thinkers will be widely read and widely debated by students and academics alike.

Images Out of Africa

Images Out of Africa
Author: Virginia Garner
Release: 2011
Editor: University Press of America
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780761853800
Language: en
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In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s and include rich descriptions of cross-cultural interactions and micro-negotiations with chiefs, headmen, and villagers.

Shadows on the Grass

Shadows on the Grass
Author: Isak Dinesen,Karen Blixen
Release: 1990-10-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141961460
Language: en
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Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, 'Echoes from the Hills', was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.

I Dreamed of Africa

I Dreamed of Africa
Author: Kuki Gallmann
Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780141966403
Language: en
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‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.’ Kuki Gallmann’s haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit of Africa.

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781476770147
Language: en
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There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave. In the winter of 1933, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline set out on a two-month safari in the big-game country of East Africa, camping out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. “I had quite a trip,” the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement. Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's account of that expedition, of what it taught him about Africa and himself. Richly evocative of the region's natural beauty, tremendously alive to its character, culture, and customs, and pregnant with a hard-won wisdom gained from the extraordinary situations it describes, it is widely held to be one of the twentieth century's classic travelogues.

Out Of America

Out Of America
Author: Keith B Richburg
Release: 2009-09-22
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465021017
Language: en
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Keith B. Richburg was an experienced and respected reporter who had paid his dues covering urban neighborhoods in Washington D.C., and won praise for his coverage of Southeast Asia. But nothing prepared him for the personal odyssey that he would embark upon when he was assigned to cover Africa. In this powerful book, Richburg takes the reader on an extraordinary journey that sweeps from Somalia to Rwanda to Zaire and finally to South Africa. He shows how he came to terms with the divide within himself: between his African racial heritage and his American cultural identity. Are these really my people? Am I truly an African-American? The answer, Richburg finds, after much soul-searching, is that no, he is not an African, but an American first and foremost. To those who romanticize Mother Africa as a black Valhalla, where blacks can walk with dignity and pride, he regrets that this is not the reality. He has been there and witnessed the killings, the repression, the false promises, and the horror. "Thank God my nameless ancestor, brought across the ocean in chains and leg irons, made it out alive," he concludes. "Thank God I am an American."

Seven Gothic Tales

Seven Gothic Tales
Author: Isak Dinesen
Release: 1939
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 420
ISBN: OCLC:1132895164
Language: en
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Starved for Science

Starved for Science
Author: Robert Paarlberg
Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 0674041747
Language: en
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In Starved for Science Paarlberg explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought. He traces this obstacle to the current opposition to farm science in prosperous countries.

The Illustrated Out of Africa

The Illustrated Out of Africa
Author: Karen Blixen
Release: 1989-01
Editor: Century
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0712624058
Language: en
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Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen,Karen Blixen
Release: 2001-09-27
Editor: Penguin UK
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780141183336
Language: en
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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.

Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass

Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
Author: Kurt Luedtke,Isak Dinesen
Release: 1989
Editor: Perfection Learning
Pages: 462
ISBN: 0812475674
Language: en
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From her experience at managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, Dinesen re-creates the glories of Africa and the ways of its people.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Release: 1992-09-05
Editor: Modern Library
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780679600213
Language: en
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful. The Random House colophon made its debut in February 1927 on the cover of a little pamphlet called "Announcement Number One." Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, the company's founders, had acquired the Modern Library from publishers Boni and Liveright two years earlier. One day, their friend the illustrator Rockwell Kent stopped by their office. Cerf later recalled, "Rockwell was sitting at my desk facing Donald, and we were talking about doing a few books on the side, when suddenly I got an inspiration and said, 'I've got the name for our publishing house. We just said we were go-ing to publish a few books on the side at random. Let's call it Random House.' Donald liked the idea, and Rockwell Kent said, 'That's a great name. I'll draw your trademark.' So, sitting at my desk, he took a piece of paper and in five minutes drew Random House, which has been our colophon ever since." Throughout the years, the mission of Random House has remained consistent: to publish books of the highest quality, at random. We are proud to continue this tradition today. This edition is set from the first American edition of 1937 and commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of Random House.

Longing for Darkness

Longing for Darkness
Author: Kamante
Release: 1975
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
Pages: 276
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005585190
Language: en
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Kamante, hero of Isak Dineson's Out of Africa, relates autobiographical tales and his rendering of European fables. Illustrated in bandw by his water colors and photographs by Dineson and Peter Beard, who collected and translated the tales (from Swahili) and had Kamante's son hand write them for the book. 8x12". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Longing For Darkness

Longing For Darkness
Author: Peter Beard
Release: 1998-04-01
Editor: Chronicle Books
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0811821056
Language: en
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Isak Dinesen and the land and people she loved are nowhere so real and compelling as in Longing for Darkness, written by Dinesen's majordomo, Kamante, and now boasting a smart new cover. Readers familiar with Out of Africa may recognize many of the enchanting stories. These celebrated tales and others are retold here from Kamante's perspective and are enhanced with his own drawings and letters, Dinesen's words and snapshots, and photographs by Peter Beard. Writes Beard, "Over a period of 12 years, as if divesting himself of his possessions, Kamante put down the extra dimensions of truth which are at the heart of Out of Africa."

Out of Africa I

Out of Africa I
Author: John G Fleagle,John J. Shea,Frederick E. Grine,Andrea L. Baden,Richard E. Leakey
Release: 2010-08-20
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
Pages: 294
ISBN: 9789048190362
Language: en
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For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier? What do we know about the adaptations of the hominins that dispersed - their diet, locomotor abilities, cultural abilities? Was there a single dispersal event or several? Was the hominin dispersal part of a broader faunal expansion of African mammals northward? What route or routes did dispersing populations take?