The flame trees of Thika : memories of an African childhood
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New York : Penguins, 2000.
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280 pages
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In an open cart Elspeth Huxley set off with her parents to travel to Thika in Kenya. As pioneering settlers, they built a house of grass, ate off a damask cloth spread over packing cases, and discoveredthe hard waythe world of the African. With an extraordinary gift for detail and a keen sense of humor, Huxley recalls her childhood on the small farm at a time when Europeans waged their fortunes on a land that was as harsh as it was beautiful. For a young girl, it was a time of adventure and freedom, and Huxley paints an unforgettable portrait of growing up among the Masai and Kikuyu people, discovering both the beauty and the terrors of the jungle, and enduring the rugged realities of the pioneer life.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Huxley, E. (2000). The flame trees of Thika: memories of an African childhood . Penguins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Huxley, Elspeth, 1907-1997. 2000. The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood. New York: Penguins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Huxley, Elspeth, 1907-1997. The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood New York: Penguins, 2000.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Huxley, Elspeth. The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood Penguins, 2000.

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