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An African lament

Liberal whites are emigrating from the African countries they call home. This can only mean further decline

By RW Johnson   June 2003

I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong hills. The equator runs across these highlands,” Karen Blixen begins Out of Africa. “The Mountain of Ngong stretches in a long ridge from north to south, and is crowned with four noble peaks.” For Karen?and other whites who came to live here?the key was the altitude of 6,000 feet and the cool air. “Up in this high air you breathed easily, drawing in a vital assurance and lightness of heart. In the highlands you woke in the morning and thought: here I am, where I ought to be.”

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