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Nine Faces Of Kenya By Elspeth Huxley

Nine Faces Of Kenya
by Elspeth Huxley

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In this anthology, the author of "The Flame Trees of Thika" draws on her knowledge of Kenya and its literature. In nine sections, using first-hand accounts, she presents the story of Kenya from AD100 to the present. Contributors include Karen Blixen, Winston Churchill and Laurens van der Post.
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Nine Faces Of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley

In this marvelous anthology, Elspeth Huxley, our best and most popular writer on Africa, has drawn on her unparalleled knowledge of Kenya and its literature to present a fully rounded portrait of one of the most fascinating countries in the world. In nine sections focusing on exploration, travel, settlement, war, hunting, wildlife, environment, life-styles, and legend and poetry, using only first-hand accounts, she guides the reader through the story of Kenya from AD100 to the present with her characteristic candour and directness.

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About Elspeth Huxley


Elspeth Huxley was born in 1907 and first went to Africa in 1913. The story of her childhood years, memorably dramatized for television by John Hawkesworth in 1982, was told in The Flame Trees of Thika (1959) and its sequel, The Mottled Lizard (1962). She returned to England in 1925 and studied agriculture at Reading University and Cornell. She married Gervas Huxley in 1931 and during the thirties travelled widely with him in Africa, America, Australia and elsewhere. Among the many novels, biographies, travel books and memoirs that she has written are several about East Africa, including White Man's Country (1935), Red Strangers (1939), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1948), Forks and Hope (1964), Nellie: Letters from Africa (1981) and Last Days in Eden (1984). In 1962 she was awarded the CBE. Elspeth Huxley has one son and three grandsons and lives in Wiltshire.

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GOR001586700
Nine Faces Of Kenya by Elspeth Huxley
Elspeth Huxley
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1991-10-03
512
0002721732
9780002721738
N/A
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