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Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass

By: Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen]
Published: 1989, ©1937, 1938, 1960, 1988
Pages: 462
Total Copies: 16
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsRegional, Africa | Books Made Into Movies

Description: At the age of twenty-seven, Isak Dinesen (née Karen Blixen) left Denmark and sailed for East Africa to marry her Swedish cousin, Baron Bror Blixen. Together they bought a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in Kenya. From 1914 to 1931 she managed the plantation, even after she and her husband separated. Her account of those years is transformed by the magic of her prose and her supreme gift as a storyteller into a vibrant re-creation of Africa, filled with her affection for and understanding of the land and its people.