Out of Africa Characters

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Farah Aden

Farah is Isak Dinesen's Somali servant. He remains with her the entire time she is in Africa and serves as her interpreter with the squatters.

Karen Blixen

See Isak Dinesen

Barkeley Cole

Like Denys Finch-Hatton, Barkeley is a British expatriate who becomes good friends with Dinesen, From his neighboring farm on Mount Kenya, he brings her fine wine, books, and conversation while she offers him '"a chosen, comfortable corner of the world." Like Denys, he is an outcast.

A good judge of people, he harbors no illusions about life. Although he suffers from heart problems, he is also "a source of heat and fun." He dreams of running off with Dinesen to have adventures in foreign countries, but their lack of money keeps them in Africa. During his time in Africa, he became intimate with the Masai and so could speak with them "of the old...

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