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.
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.