I Dreamed of Africa

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Penguin Books, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 314 pages
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At the age of twenty-five, Kuki Gallman, divorced and badly injured in a devastating car accident, left Italy to convalesce in Africa with the man who would become her second husband. Enchanted by the land, they established a vast ranch on the Laikipia plateau in Kenya. But Africa's splendor came with a price. Filled with pain and joy, beauty and drama, Gallman's haunting memoir "captures perfectly the magic of Kenya" (The New York TImes Book Review).

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User Review  - Estrela - LibraryThing

Sickening. It's a book about a woman obsessed with her own grief. I've never read so many descriptions of accidents, wakes and funerals in the same book. Even the dog's funeral is described! The ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A further addition to the collective writings of that band of well-born European women who go out to Kenya, suffer personal tragedies, but find fulfillment and themselves in the demi-Edens they can ... Read full review


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