Study Guide

Out of Africa Narrator Point of View

By Isak Dinesen

Narrator Point of View

First Person (Central Narrator)

The Baroness Blixen has taken over open-mic night and no one else is getting a turn. Check out the I's and my's in this quote, which is fairly representative:

"If I had had the capital, I thought, I would have given up coffee, have cut down the coffee-trees, and have planted forest-trees on my land." (5.1.7)

We're dealing with a memoir, so it makes sense that it's her story, about her, by her. It is also heavily skewed to her perspective. There are moments where she'll do some geography-textbook-style descriptions, but you still know it's her that's doing the talking.