Out of Africa
'I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills ...Up in this high air you breathed easily ...you woke up in the morning and thought: Here I am, where I ought to be.'
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, 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.
A work of sincere power ... a fine lyrical study of life in East Africa - Harold Nicolson Daily Telegraph
A compelling story of passion and a movingly poetic tribute to a lost land - The Times
With its lyrical and luminous picture of Kenya, it launched a million tourist trails - Guardian