In 1914 Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee-farm. Instantly drawn to the land, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Karen Blixen was forced to return to Denmark in 1931 and it was there that she wrote this classic account of her experiences. A poignant farewell to her beloved farm, Out of Africa describes her strong friendships with the people of the area, her affection for the landscape and animals, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton. Written with astonishing clarity and an unsentimental intelligence, Out of Africa portrays a way of life that has disappeared for ever.
Bones, Stones and Molecules provides some of the best evidence for resolving the debate between the two hypotheses of human origins. The debate between the 'Out of Africa' model and the 'Multiregional' hypothesis is examined through the functional and developmental processes associated with the evolution of the human skull and face and focuses on the significance of the Australian record. The book analyzes important new discoveries that have occurred recently and examines evidence that is not available elsewhere. Cameron and Groves argue that the existing evidence supports a recent origin for modern humans from Africa. They also specifically relate these two theories to interpretations of the origins of the first Australians. The book provides an up-to-date interpretation of the fossil, archaeological and the molecular evidence, specifically as it relates to Asia, and Australia in particular. Readily accessible to the layperson and professional Provides concise coverage of current scientific evidence Presents a robust computer-generated model of human speciation over the last 7 million years Well illustrated with figures and photographs of important fossil specimens Presents a synthesis of great ape and human evolution
For the first two thirds of our evolutionary history, we hominins were restricted to Africa. Dating from about two million years ago, hominin fossils first appear in Eurasia. This volume addresses many of the issues surrounding this initial hominin intercontinental dispersal. Why did hominins first leave Africa in the early Pleistocene and not earlier? What do we know about the adaptations of the hominins that dispersed - their diet, locomotor abilities, cultural abilities? Was there a single dispersal event or several? Was the hominin dispersal part of a broader faunal expansion of African mammals northward? What route or routes did dispersing populations take?
Is it time to rethink the fundamental claims of the Out of Africa Hypothesis? Do the most recent discoveries in archaeology and evolutionary genetics support the consensus narrative on human origins?The `Into Africa Theory¿ is a bold new evolutionary hypothesis, one that emerged from a five-year-long detailed re-examination of the available peer-reviewed academic studies. This paradigm displacing theory of human origins unites hundreds of key sources, carefully fitting each piece of data into the correct location. This book offers a near completion of the most complex jig-saw puzzle known, the story of Homo sapiens prehistoric journey.Changing a scientific paradigm is no easy business, it is almost impossible to break through the iron curtain of scientific certainty that currently surrounds the Out of Africa Theory. Virtually every news story mentioning human origins begins with the clarifying statement `after humans emerged from Africa 50 ¿ 120 thousand years ago¿ before saying another word. There is a strong knee-jerk reaction to any claims disagreeing with such statements. Both the public and the scientific community have come to view the Out of Africa model as a collection of basic historical facts.Please put aside any possible intellectual prejudice or immediate knee-jerk reactions, keep an open mind. Examine the reviews left by previous readers, and then perhaps take the time to read the book for yourself.It is time to cast our eyes eastwards towards Southeast Asia and Australasia ¿ it is there we find the seeds of a new paradigm in evolutionary science.
From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Karen Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs. She describes her strong friendships with the people of the area, her affection for the landscape and animals, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton. Written with astonishing clarity and an unsentimental intelligence, Out of Africa is the story of a remarkable and unconventional woman and of a way of life that has vanished for ever. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.
Karen Blixen went to Kenya in 1914 to run a coffee farm; its failure in 1931 caused her to return to Denmark where she wrote this classic account of her experiences. OUT OF AFRICA is a celebration of her life there; her friendship with the various peoples of the area and her sympathetic response to the landscape and animals are drawn with warmth and unusual clarity. Although the book is pervaded by her sense of loss, Karen Blixen looks back with an unsentimental intelligence to portray a way oflife that is now gone forever.
In this book, Ahluwalia makes a convincing and controversial case that post-structuralism has colonial and postcolonial roots. This wide-ranging discussion, ranging across authors as different as Foucault, Derrida, Fanon, Althusser, Cixous, Bourdieu and Lyotard, enables the reader to make connections that have remained unnoticed or been neglected. It also brings back into view a history of struggles, both political and theoretical, that has shaped the landscape of critique in the social sciences and humanities.
The Virginia Garner Diaries of the Africa Motion Picture Project
Author: Virginia Garner
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Literary Collections
In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s and include rich descriptions of cross-cultural interactions and micro-negotiations with chiefs, headmen, and villagers.
Jolenes life while growing up was one of abuse and torment. She never felt she belonged. To her, she always felt there was something missing in her life even as a small child. After hours of conversations with Jolene, I have come to the conclusion that she has proven to me she was reincarnated from Soma, a young African girl somewhere in Africa. Dante was reincarnated from Kahari. Kahari was an African warrior, so in this life, he has become a warrior in blue. Jolene was so forthcoming about her life. The stories never varied. Dante was a nonbeliever until the very end.