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. A poignant farewell to her beloved farm, Out of Africa describes her strong friendships with the people of the area, her affection for the landscape and animals, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton. Written with astonishing clarity and an unsentimental intelligence, Out of Africa portrays a way of life that has disappeared for ever.
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Karen Blixen went to Kenya in 1914 to run a coffee farm; its failure in 1931 caused her to return to Denmark where she wrote this classic account of her experiences. OUT OF AFRICA is a celebration of her life there; her friendship with the various peoples of the area and her sympathetic response to the landscape and animals are drawn with warmth and unusual clarity. Although the book is pervaded by her sense of loss, Karen Blixen looks back with an unsentimental intelligence to portray a way oflife that is now gone forever.
Four school teachers and their girlfriends, dissatisfied and disoriented with their lot in life and more particularly, the teaching profession as a result of low salaries, lack of benefits, run-away inflation and shortages of essential commodities due to mismanagement of their country's economy, prepare to enter the national university to acquire higher qualifications to help them get better jobs and income after graduation. They work assiduously, combining studies, full-time employment and gallivanting to savour the good life the Harbour City could offer. At the time, their country was under a second military government in less than fifteen years after regaining freedom and independence from the British. Their entry into Elgin University is marked by over-excitement, boos and womanizing alongside intense academic activities. The excitement and ebullience spill over beyond the borders of the University campus, enticing the police and army, who are battle-hungry and deprived of physical training, to engage in intermittent invasion of the university campus under the pretext of flushing out malcontents and hooligans. For more than a decade, the campus becomes battle grounds for police and army invasions, brutalities, anti-government demonstrations, student politics and government intervention and interference in the academic life of the university. To make sense and meaning of what was going on at the campus, the four students, their girl-friends and sympathizers team up to organize a personal club to support themselves in coping with the stresses and uncertainties of campus life amidst the ongoing cacophonic revolution. They align themselves with a relative and friend, Jonas, who lives in the third largest city of the Republic. Jonas agrees to be a proud sponsor and financier of the group, who refer to themselves as social climbers. Jonas pays a visit to the Elgin campus to participate in the group's first campus party. He meets with Joe and Osborn, two close friends,
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- Author : Isak Dinesen
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1952
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : UCAL:B3168122
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. She describes her strong friendships with the people of the area, her affection for the landscape and animals, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton. Written with astonishing clarity and an unsentimental intelligence, Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Drejebog af Kurt Luedtke til filmen "Out of Africa". Filmen blev instrueret af Sydney Pollack og er baseret på Karen Blixen: Den afrikanske farm
- Author : Carole de Féral
- Publisher : Peeters Pub & Booksellers
- Release Date : 2014
- Genre : Foreign Language Study
- Pages : 333
- ISBN : 9042929278
This Festschrift, dedicated to Robert Nicolai, consists of twenty-seven articles, grouped in two volumes (Vol. 1: Language Contact and Epistemological Issues, Vol. 2: Contact and Language Change in Africa). It also contains an interview with Robert Nicolai: who could explain his scholarly trajectory and stature better than he himself. All contributions deal with at least one of the research areas to which his works can be ascribed, especially African linguistics, contact linguistics, and epistemology.
For twenty years an acclaimed correspondent on PBS's The News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the winner of two Emmys and two Peabody Awards (the latter two for her coverage of Africa), Charlayne Hunter-Gault was until recently the Johannesburg Bureau Chief for CNN. In New News Out of Africa, this eminent reporter offers a fresh and surprisingly optimistic assessment of modern Africa, revealing that there is more to the continent than the bad news of disease, disaster, and despair. Blending personal memoir with sterling reportage and astute analysis, Hunter Gault presents an Africa we rarely see. She looks first at South Africa, contrasting the country she first encountered as a young reporter--when she personally witnessed the brutality of apartheid--with the black-led, multiracial society of today, a nation undergoing one of the most radical social and economic experiments in modern times. She acknowledges the great imbalance in income in modern South Africa (where upwards of 30 to 40 percent of blacks are unemployed) and describes the ravaging effect of AIDS on the nation, but she also underscores the nation's commitment to affirmative action, describes how South African universities have opened their doors to black students, and debunks many of the myths about the violence of South African society. Likewise, Hunter-Gault looks at the continent-wide efforts to promote "an African Renaissance," illuminating the political and economic conditions in Rwanda, Mozambique, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Angola, and Sierra Leone. Finally, the book describes the challenges of reporting on the much-maligned continent and the efforts of African journalists to tell their own story. A compelling book on a topic of vital importance, New News Out of Africa promises to re-define what is news about this vast and complex continent.
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.
- Author : Kamante
- Publisher : Chronicle Books (CA)
- Release Date : 1991-01-01
- Genre : Country life
- Pages : 260
- ISBN : OCLC:179254814