An Ice-cream War Setting & Symbolism

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German East Africa

This German colony covered an area that is now part of Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanganyika.

Dar-es-Salaam

This port city in German East Africa is the setting for the opening of the novel.

Kaiserhof Hotel

This is the finest hotel in Dar-es-Salaam. Walter stays here at the opening of the novel.

Konigsberg

This German naval cruiser is at Dar-es-Salaam at the opening of the novel. It is later sunk by the British Navy.

Mount Kilimanjaro

This high volcanic mountain serves as an important landmark in East Africa. Walter's farm is in the foothills of this mountain.

British East Africa

This colony in Africa was situated in what is now Kenya.

Askari

These African soldiers serve in the European colonial militaries.

Taveta

This is the nearest town to Walter's farm in British East Africa. It is one of the first locations the German forces occupy.

Nairobi

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