Out Of Africa

Out Of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-06-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781443432955

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In Out of Africa, author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighbours—both African and European—Dinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen’s meditative writing style deeply reflects the themes of loss as her plantation fails and she returns to Europe. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-05-18
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780307794093

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With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa

Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa
Author: Linda Donelson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1995
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: UOM:39015037495713

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Anecdotes of Destiny

Anecdotes of Destiny
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001-04-26
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141961491

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These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in ‘Tempests’, a mysterious pearl-fisher in ‘The Diver’ and a brief, tragic encounter in ‘The Ring’. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Pal Ahluwalia
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-04-05
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9781135161781

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At the heart of this book is the argument that the fact that so many post-structuralist French intellectuals have a strong ‘colonial’ connection, usually with Algeria, cannot be a coincidence. The ‘biographical’ fact that so many French intellectuals were born in or otherwise connected with French Algeria has often been noted, but it has never been theorised. Ahluwalia makes a convincing case that post-structuralism in fact has colonial and postcolonial roots. This is an important argument, and one that ‘connects’ two theoretical currents that continue to be of great interest, post-structuralism and postcolonialism. The re-reading of what is now familiar material against the background of de-colonial struggles demonstrates the extent to which it is this new condition that prompted theory to question long-held assumptions inscribed in the European colonial enterprise. The wide-ranging discussion, ranging across authors as different as Foucault, Derrida, Fanon, Althusser, Cixous, Bourdieu and Lyotard, enables the reader to make connections that have remained unnoticed or been neglected. It also brings back into view a history of struggles, both political and theoretical, that has shaped the landscape of critique in the social sciences and humanities. This clear and lucid discussion of important and often difficult thinkers will be widely read and widely debated by students and academics alike.

Seven Gothic Tales

Seven Gothic Tales
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 420
Release: 1939
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:1132895164

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Not Out of Africa

Not Out of Africa
Author: M. Lefkowitz
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
Genre: History
ISBN: 9785872965046

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Shadows on the Grass

Shadows on the Grass
Author: Isak Dinesen,Karen Blixen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1990-10-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141961460

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Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, 'Echoes from the Hills', was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.

I Dreamed of Africa

I Dreamed of Africa
Author: Kuki Gallmann
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-03-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780141966403

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‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.’ Kuki Gallmann’s haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit of Africa.

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-05-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781476770147

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There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things, and because it takes a man's life to know them the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave. In the winter of 1933, Ernest Hemingway and his wife Pauline set out on a two-month safari in the big-game country of East Africa, camping out on the great Serengeti Plain at the foot of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro. “I had quite a trip,” the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement. Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's account of that expedition, of what it taught him about Africa and himself. Richly evocative of the region's natural beauty, tremendously alive to its character, culture, and customs, and pregnant with a hard-won wisdom gained from the extraordinary situations it describes, it is widely held to be one of the twentieth century's classic travelogues.

The Illustrated Out of Africa

The Illustrated Out of Africa
Author: Karen Blixen
Publsiher: Century
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1989-01
Genre: Authors, Danish
ISBN: 0712624058

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-09-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780141913872

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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 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.

Letters from Africa 1914 1931

Letters from Africa  1914 1931
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 516
Release: 1984-04
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0226153118

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Written to her family, these letters recount the failure of Dinesen's marriage, the financial collapse of her husband's coffee plantation, and her experiences in Kenya

Starved for Science

Starved for Science
Author: Robert Paarlberg
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-06-30
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 0674041747

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In Starved for Science Paarlberg explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought. He traces this obstacle to the current opposition to farm science in prosperous countries.

Out of Africa I

Out of Africa I
Author: John G Fleagle,John J. Shea,Frederick E. Grine,Andrea L. Baden,Richard E. Leakey
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2010-08-20
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789048190362

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For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier? What do we know about the adaptations of the hominins that dispersed - their diet, locomotor abilities, cultural abilities? Was there a single dispersal event or several? Was the hominin dispersal part of a broader faunal expansion of African mammals northward? What route or routes did dispersing populations take?