"They gave me Out of Africa, by Isak Dinesen."
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Karen Blixen's House
Creative Commons AttributionKaren Blixen's House - Credit: Pablo Sanchez

Isak Dinesen was the pseudonym of Karen Blixen (1885-1962), a Danish baroness who owned a coffee farm in Kenya from 1914 to 1931.  She lost the farm in the Great Depression, and was forced to leave Kenya.  She returned home to Copenhagen and lived there for the rest of her life.  Out of Africa (1937) is her memoir of those years in Kenya, notable for being one of the first books by a white author to portray Africans as individuals rather than stereotypes. 


See the live view from Karen Blixen’s front porch in the Ngong Hills via this webcam.