December 3, 2022

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Writer’s Plantation in Kenya a Novel Place for a Getaway

By Mary Ann Anderson
From Tribune News Service
If ever there was a single place that evokes a sense of romance, it would have to be Bogani, also called Mbogani, author Karen Blixen’s stately home where she lived in a leafy neighborhood just outside of Nairobi near the Ngong Hills.
The very first line of Blixen’s autobiographical “Out of Africa” is the lyrical, attention-grabbing, “I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills.” The iconic novel was first published in 1937 and is regarded as one of the greatest love stories of all time, one not so much about a love between a man and a woman, but instead between a woman and Kenya, the country she came to embrace as her own….
Source: The Epoch Times