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About: Re: QUERY: A PLEA FOR HELP with East Africa quotes

Mon, 25 Aug 1997 13:37:11 -0500 (CDT)

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    Originally from: Suzanne MacRae <>
    Originally dated: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 13:37:11 -0500 (CDT)

    Amber, the greatest source, which you may well know, for such prose is
    Karen Blixen's Out of Africa. You probably should check out her letters
    as well. There is no better writer about nature and landscape and no
    better stylist--exquisite, lush, emotionally rich, poetic, very like a
    landscape painter.
    Good luck--a worthy project.
    Suzanne MacRae

    On Sun, 24 Aug 1997, Amber Vogel wrote:

    > Originally from: Amber Vogel <>
    > Originally dated: Sun, 24 Aug 97 11:03:00 PDT
    > ****************************************************
    > Sender: owner-african-cinema-conference
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    > Reply-To:
    > I am currently producing a film on the history of exploration of East
    > Africa for the BBC Natural History Unit in the U.K. The film is for a
    > series called 'Being There', that uses the writings of explorers and
    > others, set to natural history footage, to paint an atmospheric
    > portrait of a continent, and its wildlife, as seen through the eyes of
    > the explorers.
    > I am looking for beautifully written, evocative quotes from explorers,
    > travellers / settlers, who have written about their experiences in
    > East Africa (Kenya / Tanzania).
    > I am particularly interested in quotes that describe the author's
    > emotional response to the place, to the landscape, or to the wildlife.
    > The idea of the film is to evoke a sense of what it is, or was, like
    > to be in East Africa.
    > If you have a favourite quote, or piece of writing that you think would
    > be suitable, please let me know.
    > I'd love to hear from you. Please send your thoughts to me by e-mail
    > at :
    > Thank you in advance for your help and interest in the project.
    > Sarah Byatt.
    > (Producer, 'Being There', BBC Natural History Unit, Bristol, UK)
    > (This message was kindly forwarded to you, on my behalf, by Amber
    > Vogel, who is currently helping me with research for the film.)
    > *********************************************************
    > Amber Vogel
    > The Journal of African Travel-Writing

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