Juliet Barnes



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The Ghosts of Happy Valley:...

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Hillcrest: A History

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“But Solomon frowned when he saw the Chinese workers in their traditional pointed hats. ‘Since they arrived in this area many colobus monkeys have been trapped. The Chinese are buying the skins,’ he told us furiously, then with his voice cracking, ‘and there was even an elephant killed, the tusks were gone, and it is the first time I see an elephant killed in this area.’ Somebody else in the car pointed out that the Chinese had required 14,000 work permits, when as many unemployed Kenyans could have done the work.”
Juliet Barnes, The Ghost of Happy Valley: Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats

“today’s moneyed crowd, mainly black politicians, own all the glitzy palatial dwellings, surrounded by security gates and electric fences and are watched vigilantly by minimally paid guards. Sometimes there are even walls topped with slices of broken glass, in case anyone wishes to shred their hands and feet trying out that particular route in to steal whatever it is the wealthy Kikuyu bigwigs are protecting so fiercely.”
Juliet Barnes, The Ghost of Happy Valley: Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats

“The use of history is to give value to the present hour and its duty.’ But I’d add Goethe’s view, that the ‘best thing which we derive from history is the enthusiasm that it raises in us’.”
Juliet Barnes, The Ghost of Happy Valley: Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats

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