HPMEC Sets Dates For ‘Green Hills Of Africa’ Reading Retreat

PIGGOTT — A Green Hills of Africa weekend retreat that offers a chance to explore writings about Africa by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway and his contemporaries is set for Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, at the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center (HPMEC) in Piggott.

Upon registration, participants will receive copies of three novels to read at their convenience.  The titles include Hemingway’s Green Hills of Africa (including wife Pauline Pfeiffer Hemingway’s African journal), Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa and Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s The River Between.  The three novels focus on the Hemingways’ two-month 1933-34 safari near Nairobi, Kenya.

The Green Hills of Africa and Pauline’s journal include photographs, illustrations, early drafts and deleted passages. It captures Ernest’s fascination with big-game hunting. Out of Africa is a contemporary memoir providing an account of author Dinesen’s life in Kenya, andThe River Between is a novel about the clash of cultures in Kenya.     MORE

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