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Out of Africa
Karen Blixen, writing under the pen name Isak Dinesen, recounts her attempts to run a coffee plantation in Kenya in the years before and after the First World War. Dinesen relates how she developed friendships with her native staff and with fellow Europeans arriving in Africa. Dinesen entertains native chiefs and European royalty at her farm. She also hunts and attempts to maintain some of her European ways while trying to adopt to her new home. Dine...
Shadows on the Grass
In a short biography, Karen Blixen, writing under the pen name Isak Dinesen, provides supplementary information about her farm in Kenya. Dinesen offers some vignettes and stories which do not appear in her other biographical writings. For example, Dinesen writes more fully about her staff on the African farm, and especially her relationship with Farah, who becomes a friend as well as an employee. Dinesen recounts the shooting of a lion and her present...


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