Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass

Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass
Isak Dinesen
Date published: 1989
First published: 1937
Pages: 462
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


At the age of twenty-seven, Isak Dinesen (née Karen Blixen) left Denmark and sailed for East Africa to marry her Swedish cousin, Baron Bror Blixen. Together they bought a four-thousand-acre coffee plantation in Kenya. From 1914 to 1931 she managed the plantation, even after she and her husband separated. Her account of those years is transformed by the magic of her prose and her supreme gift as a storyteller into a vibrant re-creation of Africa, filled with her affection for and understanding of the land and its people.