87% done with The Flame Trees of Thika: Memories of an African Childhood

I keep trying to stretch this book out because I don’t want it to end!

The chapters where she is away are like an Eden. She describes the difficulty the Dutch, and first Europeans came upon in such difficult country. No wonder the people who had already been living there a million years were so much more easy-going and not given to much innovation – it’s just too difficult. Better to just be at peace with the land