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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood - Elspeth Huxley This is kind of like a Western. The British living in Kenya in the late 1800's and early 1900's were frontiersmen (and women). They faced many of the same hardships we associate with the Wild West: the elements, wild animals, unfamiliar indiginous peoples, unscrupulous fellow frontiersmen (often coming to Africa to get away from something in their past)... If you like the movie "Out of Africa", this book will likely appeal to you.