Michelle Wegner's Reviews > Hemingway in Africa: The Last Safari

Hemingway in Africa by Christopher Ondaatje
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it was amazing
bookshelves: writing

This book is not only about Hemingway in Africa, but a piece of art in biography form. The photos throughout the book are stunning, engaging and tell their own story of life in East Africa. I spent a summer in Uganda and Kenya, walked on some of the same places mentioned in the book...surprisingly, I have a photo of myself taken at Murchison Falls on the Nile River, unknowing at the time that Hemingway's plane crashed there.

The life Hemingway lived on his first trip to Africa was so different from his second. I love how this book compares and contrasts his two visits, along with the author's own observation about a land that gets in your heart and changes you from the inside out.

This biography is more than a story, more than art, it is also incredibly inspirational to me as a writer. I've never thought about hunting and writing along the same lines, but these thoughts will have me thinking for a long time.

I loved this book.

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Reading Progress

October 8, 2012 – Started Reading
October 8, 2012 – Shelved
October 10, 2012 – Shelved as: writing
October 10, 2012 – Finished Reading

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