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Tag: Karen Blixen

Safari Adventure

The title of this post is a nostalgic nod to author Willard Price, whose adventure books for boys I read as a fourteen-year-old girl. The quotes here, though, are all from Karen Blixen’s now-classic work Out of Africa (1937). The geographical position and the height of the land combined to create a landscape that had… Read More ›

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Out of Africa

Nairobi, Kenya — I have left the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania andĀ have decided to highlight the opening line and other memorable linesĀ from the 1985 film Out of Africa. It was narrated by Meryl Streep who played the heroine Karen Blixen: “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills. The… Read More ›

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