OUT OF AFRICA by Isak Dinesen
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OUT OF AFRICA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of Seven Gothic Tales -- presents here reminiscences of twelve years on a coffee farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills. Rarely does a book on a remote country convey so fully the feeling of the country and the people. This is a leisurely book -- quiet in spirit; it deals with everyday happenings and centers the interest mainly on the native "squatters" on her farm, her servants, her "chef" Kamante , and reveals the remarkable insight into this wary race, soon staunch in their admiration and gratitude. Anecdotal -- incidental -- in character, but it is the manner of telling that gives it such rare charm, the fluency and case and delightful with and subtlety, which characterized her Seven Gothic Tales.
Pub Date: March 1st, 1937
ISBN: 0679600213
Page count: 412pp
Publisher: Random House
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, 1937




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