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I Dreamed of Africa

I Dreamed of Africa

Author(s): Kuki Gallmann

Location(s): Kenya

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): 1970s



‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.’

Kuki Gallmann’s haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit of Africa.

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A beautiful if essentially white person’s view of Africa, heart rending and nevertheless wonderful.

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