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Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass
by Isak Dinesen

Published: 1989-10-23
Paperback : 480 pages
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With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in ...
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With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

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Discuss the plusses and minuses of colonial rule in Africa
by FTessa (see profile) 01/27/11

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Listen to the soundtrack
by FTessa (see profile) 01/27/11
The movie features glorious cinematography and a wonderful, evocative sound track. But it is only "based" on the book, and not at all faithful to it. Still, having the soundtrack playing softly in the background as you discuss, can only help you get in touch with the soaring feelings of the work.

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  "Beautiful writing!"by FTessa (see profile) 01/27/11

What glorious writing! I had read this before, but read it again for book club. If you've seen the movie (and who hasn't) you'll be somewhat surprised - Denys Finch Hatton is in only a small... (read more)

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