Stunningly repackaged, Kuki Gallmann's poetic memoir vividly evokes the harsh and beautiful landscapes of Africa
Kuki Gallmann was born near Venice and moved to Kenya in 1972 with her husband and young son. Following their deaths, she set up the Gallmann Memorial Foundation to promote new ways of combining development and conservation, and to provide sponsorship for the education of Kenyans. Her first book, I Dreamed of Africa, was published in 1991 to international acclaim and it became a world-wide bestseller. She lives in Kenya with her daughter and her dogs.
Captures perfectly the magic of Kenya, creating an almost
overwhelming picture of beauty and drama, pain and joy, death and
resurrection . . . Her discovery of African culture, with its
mystery and danger, is recounted in spare, lyrical prose. * New
York Times *
Powerful, poetic, unbearably moving: I wept -- Clare Francis (on 'I Dreamed of Africa'