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i dreamed of africa,
This review is from: I Dreamed of Africa (Paperback)
My husband was born in Kenya in 1952 and died here in London in 1999. Just before he died he said to me that he wanted to go to Kenya but obviously he was too ill to go and would never get the chance to go back there.
I got an opportunity to travel there with a friend, that I met this year, and I was so moved by my experience there. It is the most beautiful place in the world and I know now 10 years after my husbancs death, what he meant when he said he wanted to go to Kenya. I brought back some plant seeds and have planted them on his grave now that they are little plants. As he could not go to Kenya in 1999 this was a wonderful gift for me to be able to take a little bit of Kenya to him in 2010.
Why I am telling you this is because when I bought and read 'I Dreamed of Africa' I was truly touched by this ladies experience and identified so much with her story. She has written most beautifully what I cannot express in writing or even in words.
This is a worderful story of a beautiful country and spirituality in every sense. I will keep this book and will re-read it.
This book did for me what no other book could.
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Initial post: 24 Sep 2010 21:03:13 BDT
James Penhaligon says:
Your story about your husband is so very sad. I too am a British East African, & like your husband I want to go back. I wrote a book about my childhood there, which was going back mentally/spiritually, but not physically. I have also had life-threatening illness, but I am stable at present, & my wife has booked us on a trip to East Africa (Kenya & Tanzania) in October. It'll be the first time in 44 years. There's a short video with original E Africa footage on youtube if you'd like to see it. Just look on youtube under "Speak Swahili, Dammit!"
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2010 09:38:40 BDT
Thank you so much James for replying to my post on Amazon. It was my first ever time in Africa and I do believe it was a gift from my husband. It was only when I went to Africa that I realised how little I knew about this beautiful world that I live in. I wish you all the best on your trip back to your beloved country.
I would love to read your book about your childhood in Africa. I read a lot of spiritual books since I lost my husband and daughter and I find them very rewarding and gives me an insight and understanding into my own life spiritually and metally. I will watch that footage on youtube. Thank you.
Keep in touch and let me know how your trip goes.
In reply to an earlier post on 25 Sep 2010 12:19:44 BDT
James Penhaligon says:
I will do. And thanks for taking the time to reply to me. Asante sana!
In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2015 14:44:21 BDT
I love the way that books can help people with their own personal tragedies and that they can receive understanding and solace from their fellow travellers in life.
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