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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood Summary
Elspeth Huxley

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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood Summary

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Elspeth Huxley, the author, and her mother Tilly arrive in Africa in 1913. Elspeth's father, Robin, has already arrived, having purchased the lease for a farm with plans to clear the land and grow coffee beans. Elspeth is immediately enamored with the land and is caught up with the people she meets and the animals. Though the region is often harsh and unforgiving, Elspeth thrives and dreads the time when she might be force to leave the country, returning to Europe.

Elspeth's father is something of a dreamer and is working the farm now after a series of failed business endeavors. Robin does not seem afraid to work and is putting his efforts into making the farm pay. One of the first orders of business is to find workers and Robin is dismayed to discover that the young men of the native tribes of the area have little interest...

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