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White Man's Country: Lord Delamere and the Making of Kenya

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Published 1953 (first published 1935)
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One of the most beautifully written books (two books, actually) I have read on colonial Kenya, marred by the racism and colonial conceits characteristic of the age (c. 1935). This is really a settler's history of Kenya masquerading as a biography of Lord Delamere, the leading settler. Highly recommended, but know that you are reading a relic of colonial thought.
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Elspeth Joscelin Huxley CBE was a polymath, writer, journalist, broadcaster, magistrate, environmentalist, farmer, and government advisor. She wrote 30 books; but she is best known for her lyrical books The Flame Trees of Thika and The Mottled Lizard which were based on her experiences growing up in a coffee farm in Colonial Kenya.

Nellie and Major Josceline Grant, Elspeth Grant's parents, arrived
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