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I Dreamed of Africa (movie tie-in)
     

I Dreamed of Africa (movie tie-in)

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by Kuki Gallmann
 

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ISBN-10: 0140287442

ISBN-13: 2900140287447

Pub. Date: 04/01/2000

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

At the age of 25, Kuki Gallmann moved to Kenya with her future husband, where they established a vast ranch. But Africa's beauty does't come without a price, and when tragedy struck, Kuki found herself pregnant and alone with her young son and 90,000 acres of Africa to oversee. 32 pages of photos, half in full color.

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At the age of 25, Kuki Gallmann moved to Kenya with her future husband, where they established a vast ranch. But Africa's beauty does't come without a price, and when tragedy struck, Kuki found herself pregnant and alone with her young son and 90,000 acres of Africa to oversee. 32 pages of photos, half in full color.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900140287447
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsxi
Acknowledgementsxiii
Map of Ol Ari Nyiroxv
Prologuexvii
PART I Before
1 A Child of Italy3
2 Mario and Emanuele10
3 Friends in Veneto14
4 Africa19
5 To Walk Again26
6 The First Fire29
PART II Paolo
7 A New Life35
8 Friends in Kenya38
9 Exploring Lake Turkana43
10 The Coast47
11 Laikipia55
12 Buffalo Hunt58
13 Death of an Elephant62
14 Good Companions66
15 Kuti78
16 Buffalo's Revenge89
17 Emanuele's Two Fathers94
18 Pembroke House99
19 The FirstSnake104
20 The Egg111
21 The Premonition119
22 The First Funeral121
PART III Emanuele
23 The Time of Waiting133
24 Sveva137
25 The Drought141
26 Death of a Rhino149
27 A Dangerous Passion153
28 A Young Man170
29 Aidan180
30 The Snake of Good Luck187
31 The End of the World193
32 The Longest Day — the Longest Night201
33 The Second Funeral211
34 The Last Snake219
PART IV After
35 Walking Alone227
36 The Gift of Friendship235
37 Out of the Skies242
38 A New Foundation254
39 Robin268
40 Sveva: a Child of Africa274
41 Shadows281
42 Emanuele's Rodeo293
43 The Ivory Fire297
Epilogue304
Glossary313

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I Dreamed of Africa 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
DoranneLongPTMS More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written, with vivid sharing of devastating tragedies and breath-taking beauty while living in Kenya in the 1970-80's. Having lived in Africa, and visited East Africa as a child in the late '60's, I can relate to, and appreciate, her history and vision.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book years ago, lent it to a friend and never saw it again. But what a book! Kuki Gallman is a true herione. What other woman would give up a comfortable life and go traipsing half-way around the world to start over (literally from stratch!) in Africa, where Nature dictates your life and you're at Her mercy? Not me! But she did. And this is her amazing story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My favourite book. For Kuki to go to such a comfortable lifestyle to the hard african life inspired me. The sadness of it also gives it more validilty if she had just lived as she had come. But she has lost so much by being there she almost deserves intruding on Africa and it's people
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written. Emotionally draining, but well worth the trip!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Many of the movie critics rated the movie a B or B-, which I don't understand. The critics said the movie contained too much grief for a single film. I guess some movie critics can't handle true stories. True life is much more interesting than fiction and true to life is what makes this story so enthralling.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a heart warming story and its one of the things where the book is better than the movie. And it is so sad that it makes it good. I love it and going to get the movie when it comes out and also I'm going to save the book for a long time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kuki gallmann marries Paolo and moves to a 90,000 acre ranch in Kenya , Africa . while they live on Ol Ary Nyrio she becomes pregnant with her daughter Sveyva . While bringing a crib to his unborn child , Paolo is killed in a car wreck. A few years later emma is killed by a snake. Kuki fights to save her home and animals.