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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 Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever I chose to read this book in high school as one of those free reading things for which you later have to give a presentation This is a book about Africa for white people who want to go on a safari and see the cool animals which is basically what the author did I kinda hated Karen Blixen for her condescending attitude towards the natives and I felt the whole book was nothing but pretentious self aggrandizing bullshit If I had had any courage I would have done two things differently for my report 1 I would have read a book about Africa written by someone who has a real respect for the land not someone who writes of Africa as if it were an out of control child that needed to be brought in line and compared the two 2 I would have admitted to not liking the book I thought that if I said I didn t like it I would look stupid instead of pretending to enjoy it My pretending totally sucked and it came off looking Ik Huur Een Man unbelievably ladylike and beautiful Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and Philosophical Papers unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever I chose to read this book in high school as one of those free reading things for which you later have to give a presentation This is a book about Africa for white people who want to go on a safari and see the cool animals which is basically what the author did I kinda hated Karen Blixen for her condescending attitude towards the natives and I felt the whole book was nothing but pretentious self aggrandizing bullshit If I had had any courage I would have done two things differently for my report 1 I would have read a book about Africa written by someone who has a real respect for the land not someone who writes of Africa as if it were an out of control child that needed to be brought in line and compared the two 2 I would have admitted to not liking the book I thought that if I said I didn t like it I would look stupid instead of pretending to enjoy it My pretending totally sucked and it came off looking

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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 vi 45 stars I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills Everything that you saw made for greatness and freedom and uneualled nobilityA beautiful and evocative memoir of Baroness Karen von Blixen Finecke Out of Africa is a tribute to that magnificent continent from a woman who truly loved both the land and its people One must remember while reading this memoir that it was written during a period of colonialism but I never sensed that Blixen felt herself superior to the native Kikuyu people of Kenya where she worked tirelessly alongside them on her coffee plantation The Kikuyu held much respect for Blixen and she in turn respected their values and traditions She sympathized with various points of view while at the same time admitting that the Kikuyu perhaps had a greater understanding of her than the other way round I reconciled myself to the fact that while I should never uite know or understand th The Bachelors Christmas Bride uneualled nobilityA beautiful and evocative memoir of Baroness Karen von Blixen Finecke Out of Africa is a tribute to that magnificent continent from a woman who truly loved both the land and its people One must remember while reading this memoir that it was written during a period of colonialism but I never sensed that Blixen felt herself superior to the native Kikuyu people of Kenya where she worked tirelessly alongside them on her coffee plantation The Kikuyu held much respect for Blixen and she in turn respected their values and traditions She sympathized with various points of view while at the same time admitting that the Kikuyu perhaps had a greater Manhattan Boss Diamond Proposal understanding of her than the other way round I reconciled myself to the fact that while I should never The Photographers Quick Guide To Photoshop Cs6 uite know or

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Vidly recalled in these memoirs 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 It is November and it is to the point where many of the books in my library pile are meant to check off books remaining in yearly challenges in some capacity Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen the pen name for Karen Blixen is highly regarded As such it was chosen as a buddy read in the group Retro Chapter Chicks this month I also happened to have the book on my bingo card in the group Catching up on Classics so I could read to check off that box as well and now I only have one box left to complete the full card Besides being able to check off multiple boxes at a time I enjoy memoirs and biographies so I was looking forward to reading a memoir of the classic variety There is something about this book that I can not uite pinpoint that just does not do it for meKaren Blixen managed a coffee farm in the Ngong hills of Kenya during the interwar years In her memoir she passionately describes the time and place wher


10 thoughts on “Out of Africa

  1. says:

    ”Up in this air you breathed easily drawing in a vital assurance and lightness of heart In the highlands you woke up in the morning and thought Here I am where I ought to be” Karen Blixen in 1913 Her whole life was before herWhen Karen Blixen married her second cousin Baron Bror Blixen Finecke in 1914 and followed alo

  2. says:

    I once had a crush on Karen Blixen at the shores of Rungstedlund Travelling my life like Odysseus the mythical Mediterranean seas I found myself in front of a majestic house on a strip of Danish coastline some ten years ago and in the company

  3. says:

    45 stars I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills Everything that you saw made for greatness and freedom and uneualled nobilityA beautiful and evocative memoir of Baroness Karen von Blixen Finecke Out of Africa is a tribute to that magnificent continent from a woman who truly loved both the land and its people One must remembe

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    Out Of Africa is the poignant memoir of Karen Blixen a Danish woman who lived on a coffee farm in Kenya for many years It is not a strict chronological biography a rambling series of memories Beautifully written it portrays a life among the native peoples wild vistas and animals This one will stay with you for a long while Recommended

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    I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills After finishing the book I turned back to read this opening line again and in this first sentence one can sense the pride that Blixen felt for this place and one can also feel the sadness the disappointment in the word had knowing that it slipped away from her at the end Losing her farm and also losing her beloved Denys Finch Hatton must have been devastatingThis is

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    It is November and it is to the point where many of the books in my library pile are meant to check off books remaining in yearly challenges in some capacity Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen the pen name for Karen Blixen is highly rega

  7. says:

    “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills” From its first sentence Out of Africa captivated me It was en

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    I chose to read this book in high school as one of those free reading things for which you later have to give a presentation This is a book about Africa for white people who want to go on a safari and see the co

  9. says:

    “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills” This very first line of Dinesen's memoir is like down Alice's rabbit hole; Platform Nine and three uarters King's Cross or that cyclone that took Dorothy to Oz Except this time the world is a real one Though not imaginary it isn't lacking in adventures because of

  10. says:

    Really lovely a living breathing piece of history with writing that will make your heart sing Of its time certainly not politically correct with its colonial viewpoint but nevertheless the author's love of Africa and its people shines through I felt as though I was sitting at Scheherazade's knee as she spun her 1001 tale

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