This autobiography tells the story of an Italian woman whose life is driven by love of Africa. The prologue covers a string of deaths which shaped Kuki Gallmann's life including that of a woman friend who died in a car crash. The widower, Paulo (who then married Kuki), his two daughters and Kuki's son by a previous marriage all went to Kenya and bought a large estate. Paulo died in an accident and Kuki's son died aged 17, bitten by one of his own puff-adders. Kuki had a couple of affairs - one with a married white planter, another with a film stuntman who involved her in the film "Out of Africa". Finally she set up a foundation which in fact is more like a private wildlife park.
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I Dreamed of AfricaReview:
Powerful, poetic, unbearably moving: I wept ( Clare Francis)
'This is a book that belongs on a shelf with the memoirs of Olive Schreiner, Elspeth Huxley, Beryl Markham - and with Out of Africa Judith Thurman
Ms Gallmann captures perfectly the magic of Kenya, creating an almost overwhelming picture of beauty and drama, pain and joy, death and resurrection . . . Vividly reminiscent of Isak Dinesen ( New York Times)
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Edition Unstated. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140144595
Book Description Penguin Books. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 7646501
Book Description Penguin Books, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140144595