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The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Huxley

Title The Flame Trees of Thika
Author Elspeth Huxley
Publisher Penguin
Release 2000-02-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1101651393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discovered—the hard way—the world of the African. With an extraordinary gift for detail and a keen sense of humor, Huxley recalls her childhood on the small farm at a time when Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was as harsh as it was beautiful. For a young girl, it was a time of adventure and freedom, and Huxley paints an unforgettable portrait of growing up among the Masai and Kikuyu people, discovering both the beauty and the terrors of the jungle, and enduring the rugged realities of the pioneer life.

The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley

Title The Flame Trees of Thika
Author Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley
Publisher George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
Release 1987
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 287
ISBN 9781555841447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Huxley

Title The Flame Trees of Thika
Author Elspeth Huxley
Publisher
Release 2005
Category Authors, English
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author describes her childhood in Kenya among the Kikuyu, during the years before the First World War.

The Flame trees of Thika by Elspeth Huxley

Title The Flame trees of Thika
Author Elspeth Huxley
Publisher
Release 1977
Category
Total Pages 287
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Josceline Huxley

Title The Flame Trees of Thika
Author Elspeth Josceline Huxley
Publisher
Release 1977
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Flame Trees of Thika by Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley

Title Flame Trees of Thika
Author Elspeth Joscelin Grant Huxley
Publisher
Release 2003-01-01
Category Kenya
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780758180193
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Out in the Midday Sun by Elspeth Huxley

Title Out in the Midday Sun
Author Elspeth Huxley
Publisher
Release 2000
Category Authors, English
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780712664370
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Elspeth Huxley captivated readers throughout the world with her 'memories of an African childhood' in THE FLAME TREES OF THIKA and THE MOTTLED LIZARD. In this final volume of her trilogy she tells the story of her adult life in Africa, in which the vigorously evoked personalities - from the pioneer Lord Delamere and Baroness Blixen to Jomo Kenyatta - blend with her supurb description of the social, cultural and political upheavals of the time. 'An accomplished story-teller, she weaves anecdotes, character sketches, political history together without losing her thread or the readers momentum. ' SUNDAY TIMES 'She evokes it all lovingly but astringently, especially the glittering, often scandelous life of the young aristocrats who lived in Happy Valley. ' DAILY EXPRESS"

The Flame Trees Of Thika by Elspeth Huxley

Title The Flame Trees Of Thika
Author Elspeth Huxley
Publisher Random House
Release 2014-04-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1473512514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When Elspeth Huxley’s pioneer father buys a remote plot of land in Kenya, the family sets off to discover their new home: five hundred acres of Kenyan scrubland, infested with ticks and white ants, and quavering with heat. What they lack in know-how they make up for in determination: building a grass house, employing local Kikuyu tribe members and painstakingly transforming their patch of wilderness into a working farm. Huxley’s unforgettable childhood memoir is a sensitive account of settler life at the turn of the twentieth century and a love song to the harshness and beauty of East Africa.

Written by Herself Volume 2 by Jill Ker Conway

Title Written by Herself Volume 2
Author Jill Ker Conway
Publisher Vintage
Release 2011-06-08
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 704
ISBN 030779721X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this powerful new collection, the author of two of the most celebrated memoirs in recent years presents the autobiographical writings of 14 of her English-speaking predecessors and contemporaries. The women who tell their stories in Written By Herself, Vol. II represent three generations, four continents, and a range of experience that is equaled only by the diversity with which they transform life into literature. Here are England's Vera Brittain, commemorating the deaths of the men she loved in the carnage of World War I; Emma Mashinini, who endured imprisonment and torture as a labor organizer in South Africa; Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, the daughter of Indian aristocracy who became an architect of her country's independence; and Edith Mirante, the wisecracking American whose passion for justice took her to the opium trails of Burma. Collected in this stirring volume, their voices demonstrate the ways in which women strive for power, inclusion, and autonomy-- and never fail to move, inspire, and instruct us. Contributors include: Margery Perham,Isak Dinesen,Shudha Mazumdar,Vivian Gornick, Vera Brittain, Elspeth Huxley, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Gloria Wade-Gayles, Angelica Garnett, Emma Mashinini, Meena Alexander, Edith Mirante, Mary Benson, and Ruth First.

Title The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945
Author Simon Gikandi
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release 2007
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 194
ISBN 0231125208
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Some of the writers discussed include the Kenyan novelists Grace Ogot and Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Ugandan poet and essayist Taban Lo Liyong, Ethiopian playwright and poet Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Tanzanian novelist and diplomat Peter Palangyo, Ethiopian novelist Berhane Mariam Sahle-Sellassie, and the novelist M. G. Vassanji, who portrays the Indian diaspora in Africa, Europe, and North America." "Separate entries within this list describe thematic concerns, such as colonialism, decolonization, the black aesthetic, and the language question; the growth of genres like autobiography and popular literature; important movements like cultural nationalism and feminism; and the impact of major forces such as AIDS/HIV, Christian missions, and urbanization.".

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