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.
Out of Africa was Dinesen’s second book and the most well-known of her written works. It was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film of the same title directed by Sydney Pollock and starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford.
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