Out of Africa

Most everyone has heard of the romantic drama 1985 Academy Award winnning film “Out of Africa” with Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Originally written by Danish author Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke under her pen name Isak Dinesen and published in 1937 it provided a pre-WWII interpretation of the last era of British colonial life in what was called British East Africa. The book begins with the sentence “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills…”

Today at the foot of the Ngong Hills you can tour the Karen Blixen Museum that is preserved by the National Museums of Kenya See http://www.museums.or.ke/content/blogcategory/13/19/

Cheryl visited the Karen Blizen Museum in 2007 and enjoyed the tour and exhibits including the jacket that Redford wore in the film.


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