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Green Hills of Africa

Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 (Book - 1954 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Green Hills of Africa


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Authors: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961
Statement of Responsibility: Ernest Hemingway ; decorations by Edward Shenton
Title: Green hills of Africa
Publisher: Garden City, New York :, Permabooks,, [1954]
Characteristics: 199 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm.
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Report This Dec 01, 2012
  • nancymargrit rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This was not one of Hemingway's best in my opinion. He talks more about hunting than about Africa in this book.

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  • Liber_vermis rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This thinly disguised account of a real life big game hunting expedition in Kenya just prior to the Second World War shows how depleted the wildlife had become. Ironically, Hemingway remarks about having read a book titled "Denatured Africa". Hemingway had to go to a lot of effort to find small pockets of game; and then often had to resort to "long shots" to kill his trophies. The members of the hunting party are haphazardly described. Hemingway has his hunting license that authorizes him to bag certain animals and this book describes in detail checking off the list of lives. Considering the age, Hemingway seems quite egalitarian with the Africans encountered.

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Report This Mar 02, 2012
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Other: Published in 1935, Hemingway only uses the work "nigger" twice.

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Report This Mar 02, 2012
  • Liber_vermis rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

"A continent ages quickly once we [foreigners] come. The natives live in harmony with it. But the foreigner destroys, cuts down the trees, drains the water ... and in a short time the soil ... is cropped out and, next, it starts to blow away ... The earth gets tired of being exploited. A country wears out quickly unless man puts back in it all his residue and that of all his beasts. When he quits using beasts and uses machines, the earth defeats him quickly. The machines can't reproduce, nor does it fertilize the soil, and it eats what he cannot raise. A country was made to be as we found it. We are the intruders and after we are dead we may have ruined it but it will still be there and we don't know what the next changes are. I suppose they all end up like Mongolia." [p. 284-5]

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