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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 doth 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 smart 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140017151
Subtitle:
Memories of an African Childhood
Author:
Huxley, Elspeth Josc
Author:
Huxley, Elspeth
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth :
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Women authors, English
Subject:
Country life -- Kenya.
Subject:
Thika
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
103
Publication Date:
19820128
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.72 x 5.14 x 0.78 in 0.5 lb

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History and Social Science » Africa » Kenya
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