Out Of Africa
  • Author : Isak Dinesen
  • Release Date : 03 June 2014
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 13 : 9781443432955

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Book Description: In Out of Africa, author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighbours—both African and European—Dinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen’s meditative writing style deeply reflects the themes of loss as her plantation fails and she returns to Europe. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.

Out Of Africa

Out Of Africa

Author : Isak Dinesen
Publisher : Harper Collins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Out of Africa, author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighbours—both African and European—Dinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both ...

Out of Africa

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Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Fiction
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These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well known tales, ‘Babette’s Feast’, which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers ...

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Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Political Science
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Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Fiction
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Publisher : Penguin UK
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Publisher : Chronicle Books
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Isak Dinesen and the land and people she loved are nowhere so real and compelling as in Longing for Darkness, written by Dinesen's majordomo, Kamante, and now boasting a smart new cover. Readers familiar with Out of Africa may recognize many of the enchanting stories. These celebrated tales and others ...

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
Genre : Political Science
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In Starved for Science Paarlberg explains why poor African farmers are denied access to productive technologies, particularly genetically engineered seeds with improved resistance to insects and drought. He traces this obstacle to the current opposition to farm science in prosperous countries....