Above: The obelix on Ngong Hills for Denys Finch Hatton by Kikwata Farm. Copyright Rupi Mangat
Published: Saturday magazine, Nation newspaper 14 Dec 2019
I’m setting a time period. 1900 to 1931. It’s based on Karen Blixen’s novel Out of Africa which Hollywood turned into a blockbuster in the 1980s and everyone wanted to know who these people were, that is Karen Blixen and Denys Finch Hatton. The novel Out of Africa was followed decades later by Too Close to the Sun penned by Sara Wheeler, based on Finch Hatton whose claim to fame is having been the famous lover of Karen Blixen and the famous aviatrix Beryl Markham. It is a tragi-romance.