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African Nights : True Stories from the Author of I Dreamed of Africa,9780060954833

African Nights : True Stories from the Author of I Dreamed of Africa

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9780060954833

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0060954833
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Pub. Date:
2/24/2010
Publisher(s):
HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Lyrical, beautifully written tales of life in AfricaAfrica evokes a deep sense of mystery. It is a place that retains what most of the world has lost: space, roots, traditions, awesome beauty, true wilderness, rare animals, and extraordinary people. In this wonderful and haunting collection of stories, Kuki Gallmann writes of her life in Africa, where every day brings challenge and adventure. "African Nights" is a treasury of memories, in which fascinating people and places are brought to life. The healing powers Africa can have on those who embrace the land as a place of mystery, superstition, danger, and beauty.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xv
Part I OFFERINGS
A Maasai Woman
3(6)
Mwtua
9(7)
Langat
16(8)
A Bed Like a Vessel
24(5)
Looking for Sandy
29(11)
Aidan's Return
40(4)
The Magic Cove
44(11)
Part II BRIEF ENCOUNTERS
Full-Moon Island
55(5)
The Bull Shark of Vuma
60(8)
The Story of Nungu Nungu
68(5)
Elephant Ballad
73(8)
The Rhino That Ran Fast Enough
81(4)
Night of the Lions
85(20)
Part III CREATURES FOUND AND LOST
The Summer of the Cryfish
105(11)
Remember the Seagulls
116(9)
The Brigadier's Cheetah
125(5)
The Tale of Two Bushbabies
130(7)
Emanuele's Chameleons
137(6)
Fifty Guineas' Pike
143(11)
Upon the Wings of the Wind
154(7)
Part IV A WORLD BEYOND
The Cobra Who Came from the Dark
161(6)
The Pendulum
167(6)
The Road to Rubu
173(14)
The Ring and the Lake
187(8)
A Dance of Spiders
195(18)
The Rain-Stick
213(10)
Part V A TASTE FOR ADVENTURE
Why an Elephant?
223(7)
Birthday in Turkana
230(6)
One Day, in Kiwayu
236(11)
Return to Moyale
247(7)
The Story of Osman
254(5)
The Story of the Abagatha
259(6)
The Story of Rehema
265(4)
The Camel Trek
269(39)
Postscript 308(3)
Glossary 311


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