I Dreamed Of Africa: Tie In Edition by Kuki GallmannI Dreamed Of Africa: Tie In Edition by Kuki Gallmann

I Dreamed Of Africa: Tie In Edition

byKuki Gallmann

Paperback | April 9, 2000

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At the age of twenty-five, Kuki Gallman, divorced and badly injured in a devastating car accident, left Italy to convalesce in Africa with the man who would become her second husband. Enchanted by the land, they established a vast ranch on the Laikipia plateau in Kenya. But Africa's splendor came with a price. Filled with pain and joy, beauty and drama, Gallman's haunting memoir "captures perfectly the magic of Kenya" (The New York TImes Book Review).
Title:I Dreamed Of Africa: Tie In EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.02 × 6.01 × 0.76 inPublished:April 9, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140287442

ISBN - 13:9780140287448

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Warmed by the African Sun... Kuki Gallmann's descriptive power of life in Africa warmed me and I felt the sadness and the joy which was the gift...The gift of living in Africa. Skip the movie, read the book. Gallmann's words take you there, where the movie left me flat, she will show you the beauty and the tragedy, in a far more effective way than the big screen could.
Date published: 2001-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Never before have I read a book filled with so much detail, so much emotion, and so much love as ' I Dreamed of Africa'. This memoir by Gallmann is truly a haunting and amazing story - a true story - of a brave and courageous women. This past summer - I travelled to Kenya and stayed on the Ol Ari Nyiro Ranch - Kuki's home. I saw perfectly how she fell in love in this extrodinary place on the earth. If you saw the movie - and are doubtful about the book - don't be. Nothing in the world - except for Gallmann's own life - is as amazing as this book. This book of sorrow, happiness, and courage is sure to be your favourite.
Date published: 2001-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Touched by the earth It's a shame the Kim Bassinger movie of Gallman's autobiography wasn't very good, for the Italian beauty who carved an amazing life out of the wilds of Kenya deserves better. So skip the movie and read Gallman's story in her own words. It's an interesting story, to be sure (although there are some slow parts that could have been excised), but the real value is found in Gallman's unique spiritual approach to life. She paid a high price for what she considers a privileged life -- among the wild animals and landscapes of Africa that feed her spiritualism -- in the loss of her husband and her teenage son The accounts of her son's death and funeral will tear your heart out. This is a woman who feels things very deeply, yet has achieved astonishing accommodation for life's pains. In a TV interview she said, "Of course my son's death was extraordinary, but Africa is an extraordinary place. It was Africa's privilege to claim my son." A lady to be admired.
Date published: 2000-08-27

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Moving to Kenya at the age of 25 with her future husband, Kuki Gallmann starts a ranch and a foundation to preserve wildlife from poachers. She soon learns though, that Africa's beauty has its price. I Dreamed of Africa is Gallmann's autobiography and the basis for the major motion picture of the same title starring Kim Basinger. Complemented by 32 pages of photography, the overwhelming charm of Africa's landscape is juxtaposed with the tragedy that Gallmann faced when her husband and son met violent deaths. This is a moving portrait of one woman's determination, but also reads as a tribute to her husband, son and the friends and colleagues who helped her along the way.