Isak Dinesen, AKA Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, was born in Denmark in 1962. She moved to Kenya in 1914 with her husband to establish a coffe plantation. She is best known for “Out Of Africa”, an account of her life in Kenya, and “Babette’s Feast”, about a chef who spends her entire 10,000 franc lottery prize to prepare a spectacular gourmet meal. Both of these titles were adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award winning motion pictures. She passed away in 1962.
Excerpt from "Out of Africa", first published in 1937.
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