Olga in Kenya: Repressing the Irrepressible

Britwell Books, 2005 - 278 pages
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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.

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The Country of the Unexpected
Douglas Goes to War
Hyenas and Safari Ants
The Start of a Love Affair
The Chieftainess
The Difficult Years
Wispers Farm
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Elizabeth Siegel Watkins is associate professor of the History of Health Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco and the author of "On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950-1970".

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