THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA by Elspeth Huxley
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THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA

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Written by one whose roots are in Africa, this is an eloquent evocation by a sensitive English woman, of the wild Kikuyu country of Kenya as it was in 1913. Seen not in a political, anthropological, or social context, Africa here emerges a vivid scene of extremes-great beauty and ugliness--wildness, tenderness, violence. Filtered through the prism of childhood memories, this is a rich and intimate reminiscence reenforced by adult knowledge and insight.

Pub Date: Aug. 25th, 1959
Publisher: Morrow