Hemingway in Africa

Hemingway in Africa : The Last Safari

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In writing Hemingway in Africa, Christopher Ondaatje, an explorer and adventurer himself, followed the trail of Hemingway's two major African safaris through Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, and analyzed Hemingway's writings to uncover a startling amount of new material - documentary, literary, and photographic - on this rarely discussed, vitally important aspect of Hemingway's life and work.Hemingway in Africa is illustrated with rarely seen period photos from Hemingway's safaris, including: a photo of the actual leopard that inspired "The snows of Kilimanjaro"; Bror Blixen (Isak Dinesen's husband, whom Hemingway admired as a hunter) posing with a slain water buffalo; photos of mid-century Mombasa and Nairobi; and the wreckage of the 1954 plane crash near Murchison Falls that nearly claimed Hemingway's life. These are complemented by Ondaatje's own photos of Masai, Chaga, and Hadza tribe members, African wildlife, and the awe-inspiring landscape, including aerial photos of Kilimanjaro.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585676780
  • 9781585676781

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