I think a reading club would enjoy both reading and discussing this book.
The Flame Trees of Thika is a wonderfully written book giving the reader a glimpse of what it must have been like to grow up in Colonial Africa.
And a lot of how she makes this work is by seeing the world through such a young persons eyes.
Filled with the romance and eagerness of youth, a book both a coming of age as well as a sociology of Africa under the infant yolk of her recent colonisation. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cosmonaute
Set in early 20th Century Kenya, this book reminded me of Beryl Markham's West With the Night, or even Out of Africa. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eva Melusine Thieme
Second book of an autobiography that will keep you turning pages if you are interested in Africa, as I am.Published 4 months ago by Vanna L. Schwamb
Amazing book and I loved every word of it. The writing is beautiful, lyrical and full of glorious descriptions, The characters come alive and are like your next door neighbors... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Fiona Ramsay
A beautifully rendered depiction of the life of British colonists in Kenya before WWI, mostly as seen through the eyes of a young girl. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cocinero
First, the illustrations are a Major bonus for the price of the book! The story is fascinating, of a time and place most of us have not nor will experience. Read morePublished 5 months ago by migrant777
Beautifully written, I don't want it to end. It surely will, I am savouring every word!Published 5 months ago by Diana Silvera