Study Guide

Out of Africa Characters

By Isak Dinesen

Baroness Tania "Jerie" Blixen

She's the narrator, protagonist, farm-owner and all-around Main Character in Out of Africa....

Denys Finch-Hatton

Adventurer and friend, Finch-Hatton serves the purpose of marking the narrator's time in Africa....

Farah Aden

Farah is, literally, the Baroness' right-hand man. No, really; when she has to preside over the...

Chief Kinanjui

The ruler of the Kikuyu, Chief Kinanjui is an imposing figure whose reign roughly corresponds to...

Kamante

Kamante is a sick little boy when we meet him, but he grows up to be a gourmet chef. The narrator...

Old Knudsen

Old Knudsen is an old (bet you figured that out from his name) Danish grouch who comes to die on...

Berkeley Cole

Berkeley Cole is about 180 degrees from Old Knudsen; he's a fancy-pants English aristocrat who,...

Emmanuelson

Emmanuelson is a Swedish fugitive who stops over, borrows some cash, and shares some fine wine on...

Squatters

The squatters are described by the Baroness as sort of a clump; it's hard to pick any one out of...

Employees and Their Families

Pooran Singh, the sweetiepie blacksmith, is especially notable for being sad that the farm is...