Olga in Kenya: Repressing the Irrepressible
Britwell Books, 2005 - 278 pages
Some people achieve far more than their time on earth should allow, making a real difference to many, yet unrecognised by most.Olga Baillie-Grohman is one such person. The summary of her life reads as an extraordinary catalogue of events ? born in Austria within hours of Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin, she married a Kenyan soldier-settler and was recruited to British Intelligence work. Her second marriage to a senior Government official enabled her to fulfil many missions in life - elected as the first female member of the Nairobi City Council followed by the Kenyan Legislative Council, Olga used her standing to advance better urban housing for African's, education for the continents women and as a representative to the smaller coffee farmers. Olga?s story is one that should not be forgotten as it is a guiding light for putting the world to rights and an inspiration to others.
Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire
Aucun commentaire n'a été trouvé aux emplacements habituels.
A Hurried Arrival
The Country of the Unexpected
Douglas Goes to War
Hyenas and Safari Ants
The Start of a Love Affair
The Difficult Years
African Ainsworth arrived asked Austrian baby Boxley Abbey British Bully bungalow castle coffee Colonial Cook daughter doctor door Douglas Douglas's dressed East Africa Eldoret England farm farmers father Flo's Four Throws friends garden German girls hand heard hospital husband Innsbruck join Kenya Kiambu Kikuyu Kisii Kisumu kitchen knew Koru labour lady land later leave Legislative Council letters live looked Lord Kitchener loved maize manager Margery Perham married Matzen Mombasa months morning mother moved Muthaiga Nairobi Nanny needed never Nickalls night nurse Olga Olga found Olga's once Oscar Pella road Ronny round settlers soon started stay stood Swahili things told took train Tyrol Uganda verandah walked wanted Watkins week wife Willie window Wispers woman women wonderful workers wrote young