37% done with The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

When you think of Africa and living out in the bush you would probably think of local festivals as exotic as the people. Here, Huxley is still too small to discover much about that population so she can only witness how unusual her own family and the other white people are. Celebrating New Year’s is a strange custom to a little child (eating flaming candies) and the drunkenness.

That pony is hearty.