May Book Club: OUT OF AFRICA with Slideshow of Karen Blixen Museum

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm


We are so excited for our first in-person book club in two years! Join us at Sandwich Public Library on Tuesday, May 17, at 7:00 PM to discuss the beloved classic Out of Africa. Ellen Speers of Titcomb's Bookshop recently visited the Karen Blixen Museum in Kenya and will show the beautiful photographs she took on her trip. The book and the slideshow are sure to spark an interesting discussion!


With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.


Isak Dinesen is the pseudonym of Karen Blixen, born in Denmark in 1885. After her marriage in 1914 to Baren Bror Blixen, she and her husband lived in British East Africa, where they owned a coffee plantation. She divorced from her husband in 1921 but continued to manage the plantation for another ten years, until the collapse of the coffee market forced her to sell the property and return to Denmark in 1931. There she began to write in English under the nom de plume Isak Dinesen. Her first book, and literary success, was Seven Gothic Tales. It was followed by Out of Africa, The Angelic Avengers (written under the pseudonym Pierre Andrézel), Winter's Tales, Last Tales, Anecdotes of Destiny, Shadows on the Grass, and Ehrengard. She died in 1962.

Event address: 
Sandwich Public Library
142 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780679724759
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 23rd, 1989