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.

Belknap

Belknap is Dinesen's American mill manager, an "exceptionally capable, inspired mechanic, but of an uneven mind." His mood swings are "a kind of emotional daily gymnastics to a lively temperament, much in need of exercise, and to which too little was happening."

Karen Blixen

See Isak Dinesen

Mr.  Bulpett

Old Mr. Bulpett, also known as Uncle Charles, often comes to the farm for dinner. Dinesen regards him as an ideal English Victorian gentleman, noting he had swum the Hellespont, climbed the Matterhorn, and been romantically involved with a famous woman.

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...

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