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The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood Setting & Symbolism

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Thika

The place in Africa where Robin buys five hundred acres of land for his family to farm.

Blue Posts

The name of a way station near Thika where Elspeth and her parents stop on the way to their new farm.

Chania River

The river near the Blue Posts.

Toto

The name used for child.

Bad Hat

The name given to Robin by the natives.

Kavirondo

The people of the Kavirondo Gulf on Lake Victoria, they are said to eat the meat of human corpses.

Saifu

Insects that invade in torrents and are kept out of the huts by ashes and off beds and furniture by putting pans of water under the legs.

Londiani

Where Dirk goes with Elspeth and leaves her to join the military.

Nairobi

Where Robin buys the farm property and where the family goes for supplies.

Europe

Where Elspeth's family is from and where...

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