By Karen Blixen.
Dramatised by Judith Adams
Episode 5: The Giraffes Go to Hamburg
Soon after Karen Blixen relocates to East Africa, she finds herself alone in a foreign land with the enormous responsibility of trying to operate a successful coffee plantation.
In order to accomplish this, she must get to know the land and the East Africans who work for and with her.
In the process, she learns more about herself.
As Karen faces her greatest fear - the necessity of departure from Africa - the grasshoppers come and seal her fate.
And there is still worse to come.
Karen Blixen - Emma Fielding
Denys Finch-Hatton - Tom Goodman-Hill
Kamante - Beru Tessema
Farah - Maynard Eziashi
Bror - Sam Dale
Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.
As Karen faces the necessity of leaving Africa, the grasshoppers come and seal her fate.