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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Another Book Set in Africa that I Liked

I recently read "Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa." If you enjoy my blog, maybe you'd enjoy this book, too, although it's certainly more serious than my blog. It's a biography of a Kenyan woman who was murdered in her home. Here's my review from the Goodreads website.

Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in AfricaWildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa by Mark Seal

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Very interesting biography of a white Kenyan of British descent who pined for her philandering ex-husband for years, then turned to environmental activism. Another story of how a well-meaning outsider can go off track and get in trouble. I always thought of that as a literary theme for novels about western expatriates in the developing world, but here, it's the real thing.

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  1. Loved the "human pork" comment and had to come over and say hello. Your photos are incredible. Kirstyx

  2. Thanks! I really enjoyed reading you for the first time, too and plan to come back...