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African Nights: True Stories from the Author of I Dreamed of Africa Paperback – Bargain Price, March 22, 2000
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I also fail to understand the reasoning behind the anti-colonial reviews written mainly by a few North Americans. I believe we are the last people who should be allowed to speak of colonialism. True, Kuki may be just another white colonial in Africa, a land that has had its fair share of problems in that department. But, she has also done more to bring focus to that country and make the stories of this vast and beautiful continent/country known to the rest of us. Who cares where she has garnered her money from? She obviously comes from a quite wealthy family and she runs a major organization and has worked dutifully on her FARM (yes, it is a farm, remember that. They state explicitly that they have sold livestock from very early on) for close to 30 years.
Alas, not everyone can see the simplistic beauty in her words. A true poet does not have to conform to the normal style of writing. (don't forget - the last few "tales" in "African Nights" were taken directly from her diary - even if words are misspelled, perhaps the misspellings were left in for authenticity's sake).Read more ›
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couldn't put it down. Kuki is an excellent writer who puts the reader almost into her story!! love it!! now I want to go visit the Gallmann Conservatory!!Published on May 17, 2014 by Sophia S. Paul
Some of these non-fiction tales are moving and lyrical, but I found it increasingly difficult to identify with the narrator's point-of-view. Read morePublished on July 1, 2010 by Catherine Richardson
It is a wonderful reading! Kuki writes about Africa with love. And she's good at it.
It's moving and takes us to special places within our souls. Loved it
When I finished this book, I felt I had learned something, or perhaps been reminded of something I already knew. Read morePublished on April 11, 2008 by alibamba
My family and I visited Kenya last year and were utterly overwhelmed by the experience. Following that trip we read several books on Africa and amongst them was firstly "I dreamed... Read morePublished on September 2, 2007 by N. C. Lunn
I was quite offended by this white settler's life of endless parties, adventures, gourmet foods and travel around the world and throughout the stunning countryside of Kenya. Read morePublished on May 30, 2005 by Vissudha Chakra
If there is such a thing as "the ugly American abroad," then this book is proof that there is also an "ugly Italian abroad. Read morePublished on March 22, 2005 by Amazon Customer