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Nine Faces Of Kenya [Kindle Edition]

Elspeth Huxley

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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.

About the Author

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1176 KB
  • Print Length: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital; New edition edition (30 Jun 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CUTP2M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #273,352 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nine Faces of Kenya 3 July 2010
By Marie Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An interesting anthology of Kenya, gleaned from the writings of explorers, travelers, settlers, politicians, and others who have formed the Kenya of the past and of today. If you plan to visit Africa, this would be a good read. It's also interesting to armchair travelers, introduced in Elspeth Huxley's inimitable style, clear, concise and picturesque. Highly recommended!
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