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March (SECOND DATE) - World Book #3 - Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesan

Thank you to all who voted in our reader's choice poll. We actually ended up in a tie, and so we will be reading the second book as our monthly selection for April. Due to higher availability at the library, March's book will be the non-fiction memoir, Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesan, which will continue our journey around the world to the country of Kenya.


Out of Africa is Isak Dinesen's memoir of her years in Africa, from 1914 to 1931, on a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in the hills near Nairobi. She had come to Kenya from Denmark with her husband, and when they separated she stayed on to manage the farm by herself, visited frequently by her lover, the big-game hunter Denys Finch-Hatton, for whom she would make up stories "like Scheherazade." In Africa, "I learned how to tell tales," she recalled many years later. "The natives have an ear still. I told stories constantly to them, all kinds." Her account of her African adventures, written after she had lost her beloved farm and returned to Denmark, is that of a master storyteller, a woman whom John Updike called "one of the most picturesque and flamboyant literary personalities of the century."

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  • Anita

    Sorry, something unforeseen has just come up; have changed my RSVP to a no. :( Hope to be there, next time.

    March 6, 2013

  • Larry M.

    I'd like to cancel.

    March 6, 2013

  • Eileen Y.

    Something has come up for Wednesday....sorry to miss this one!

    March 3, 2013

  • Anna

    Unfortunately, I have to change my RSVP. I will still be reading this book and coming to the movie, but I won't be able to come Wednesday. I hope it's a great discussion!

    March 1, 2013

  • Larry M.

    She writes so beautifully, I hope to enjoy it.

    February 24, 2013

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