Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Karen Blixen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-09-27
ISBN 10: 0141183330
ISBN 13: 9780141183336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Africa Book Review:

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.

Out Of Africa

Out Of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-06-03
ISBN 10: 1443432954
ISBN 13: 9781443432955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out Of Africa Book Review:

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: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2021-04-28
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798746000309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Africa Book Review:

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.

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-05-18
ISBN 10: 0307794091
ISBN 13: 9780307794093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Africa Book Review:

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 Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Pal Ahluwalia
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2010-04-05
ISBN 10: 113516178X
ISBN 13: 9781135161781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Africa Book Review:

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.

I Dreamed of Africa

I Dreamed of Africa
Author: Kuki Gallmann
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-03-29
ISBN 10: 0141966408
ISBN 13: 9780141966403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Dreamed of Africa Book Review:

‘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.

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
ISBN 10: 9789048190362
ISBN 13: 9048190363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Africa I Book Review:

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?

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2001-09-27
ISBN 10: 0141913878
ISBN 13: 9780141913872
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of Africa Book Review:

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.

Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa

Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa
Author: Linda Donelson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 381
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015037495713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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
ISBN 10: 0141961465
ISBN 13: 9780141961460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows on the Grass Book Review:

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.

Green Hills of Africa

Green Hills of Africa
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 147677014X
ISBN 13: 9781476770147
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Hills of Africa Book Review:

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.

Not Out of Africa

Not Out of Africa
Author: M. Lefkowitz
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 5872965044
ISBN 13: 9785872965046
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Longing For Darkness

Longing For Darkness
Author: Peter Beard
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1998-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780811821056
ISBN 13: 0811821056
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Longing For Darkness Book Review:

Isak Dinesen and the land and people she loved are nowhere so real and compelling as in Longing for Darkness, written by Dinesen's majordomo, Kamante, and now boasting a smart new cover. Readers familiar with Out of Africa may recognize many of the enchanting stories. These celebrated tales and others are retold here from Kamante's perspective and are enhanced with his own drawings and letters, Dinesen's words and snapshots, and photographs by Peter Beard. Writes Beard, "Over a period of 12 years, as if divesting himself of his possessions, Kamante put down the extra dimensions of truth which are at the heart of Out of Africa."

African Kaiser

African Kaiser
Author: Robert Gaudi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN 10: 0698411528
ISBN 13: 9780698411524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Kaiser Book Review:

The incredible true account of World War I in Africa and General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, the last undefeated German commander. “Let me say straight out that if all military histories were as thrilling and well written as Robert Gaudi’s African Kaiser, I might give up reading fiction and literary bio­graphy… Gaudi writes with the flair of a latter-day Macaulay. He sets his scenes carefully and describes naval and military action like a novelist.”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post As World War I ravaged the European continent, a completely different theater of war was being contested in Africa. And from this very different kind of war, there emerged a very different kind of military leader.... At the beginning of the twentieth century, the continent of Africa was a hotbed of international trade, colonialism, and political gamesmanship. So when World War I broke out, the European powers were forced to contend with one another not just in the bloody trenches, but in the treacherous jungle. And it was in that unforgiving land that General Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck would make history. With the now-legendary Schutztruppe (Defensive Force), von Lettow-Vorbeck and a small cadre of hardened German officers fought alongside their fanatically devoted native African allies as equals, creating the first truly integrated army of the modern age. African Kaiser is the fascinating story of a forgotten guerrilla campaign in a remote corner of Equatorial Africa in World War I; of a small army of ultraloyal African troops led by a smaller cadre of rugged German officers—of white men and black who fought side by side. But mostly it is the story of von Lettow-Vorbeck—the only undefeated German commmander in the field during World War I and the last to surrender his arms.

Starved for Science

Starved for Science
Author: Robert Paarlberg
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 9780674041745
ISBN 13: 0674041747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starved for Science Book Review:

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.

Gaze Regimes

Gaze Regimes
Author: Jyoti Mistry,Antje Schuhmann,Max Annas,Beti Ellerson,Henriette Gunkel
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 1868148572
ISBN 13: 9781868148578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaze Regimes Book Review:

Gaze Regimes is a bricolage of essays and interviews showcasing the experiences of women working in film, either directly as practitioners or in other areas as curators, festival programme directors or fundraisers. It does not shy away from questioning the relations of power in the practice of filmmaking and the power invested in the gaze itself. Who is looking and who is being looked at, who is telling women’s stories in Africa and what governs the mechanics of making those films on the continent? The interviews with film practitioners such as Tsitsi Dangarembga, Taghreed Elsanhouri, Jihan El-Tahri, Anita Khanna, Isabel Noronhe, Arya Lalloo and Shannon Walsh demonstrate the contradictory points of departure of women in film – from their understanding of feminisms in relation to lived-experiences and the realpolitik of women working as cultural practitioners. The disciplines of gender studies, postcolonial theory, and film theory provide the framework for the book’s essays. Jyoti Mistry, Antje Schuhmann, Nobunye Levin, Dorothee Wenner and Christina von Braun are some of the contributors who provide valuable context, analysis and insight into, among other things, the politics of representation, the role of film festivals and the collective and individual experiences of trauma and marginality which contribute to the layered and complex filmic responses of Africa’s film practitioners.

Too Close to the Sun

Too Close to the Sun
Author: Sara Wheeler
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-04-24
ISBN 10: 1588365999
ISBN 13: 9781588365996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Close to the Sun Book Review:

Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer. Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. Tall and graceful, with the soul of a poet and an athlete’s relaxed masculinity, he became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love–with a continent, with a landscape, with a way of life that was about to change forever. Wheeler brilliantly conjures the mystical beauty of Kenya at a time when teeming herds of wild animals roamed unmolested across pristine savannah. No one was more deeply attuned to this beauty than Finch Hatton–and no one more bitterly mourned its passing when the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region in a protracted, bloody guerrilla conflict. Finch Hatton was serving as a captain in the Allied forces when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. With delicacy and grace, Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen herself immortalized in Out of Africa. Intellectual equals, bound by their love for the continent and their inimitable sense of style, Finch Hatton and Blixen were genuine pioneers in a land that was quickly being transformed by violence, greed, and bigotry. Ever restless, Finch Hatton wandered into a career as a big-game hunter and became an expert bush pilot; his passion that led to his affair with the notoriously unconventional aviatrix Beryl Markham. But Markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been. Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, “the open road made flesh.” In painting a portrait of an irresistible man, Sara Wheeler has beautifully captured the heady glamour of the vanished paradise of colonial East Africa. In Too Close to the Sun she has crafted a book that is as ravishing as its subject.

African Voices on Structural Adjustment

African Voices on Structural Adjustment
Author: P. Thandika Mkandawire,Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Publsiher: Africa World Press
Total Pages: 505
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780865437791
ISBN 13: 0865437793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African Voices on Structural Adjustment Book Review:

Compiled in response to the World Bank's controversial two-volume evaluation study on Adjustment in Africa' and the need for critical appraisal of the Structural Adjustment Programme's development strategies, the essays included here touch on issues which have been accorded very little attention in the SAP framework, as well as those which have generated the most controversy. These include an evaluation of the methodologies for performance evaluation under SAP, financial sector reforms and resource mobilisation, poverty under adjustment, trade liberalisation, and more.'

West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-08-14
ISBN 10: 1453237917
ISBN 13: 9781453237915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

West with the Night Book Review:

The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by Newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

Neo Colonialism and the Poverty of Development in Africa

Neo Colonialism and the Poverty of  Development  in Africa
Author: Mark Langan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2017-10-11
ISBN 10: 3319585711
ISBN 13: 9783319585710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neo Colonialism and the Poverty of Development in Africa Book Review:

Langan reclaims neo-colonialism as an analytical force for making sense of the failure of ‘development’ strategies in many African states in an era of free market globalisation. Eschewing polemics and critically engaging the work of Ghana’s first President – Kwame Nkrumah – the book offers a rigorous assessment of the concept of neo-colonialism. It then demonstrates how neo-colonialism remains an impediment to genuine empirical sovereignty and poverty reduction in Africa today. It does this through examination of corporate interventions; Western aid-giving; the emergence of ‘new’ donors such as China; EU-Africa trade regimes; the securitisation of development; and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Throughout the chapters, it becomes clear that the current challenges of African development cannot be solely pinned on so-called neo-patrimonial elites. Instead it becomes imperative to fully acknowledge, and interrogate, corporate and donor interventions which lock many poorer countries into neo-colonial patterns of trade and production. The book provides an original contribution to studies of African political economy, demonstrating the on-going relevance of the concept of neo-colonialism, and reclaiming it for scholarly analysis in a global era.