Johann Lodewyk Marais. Oor die Keniase kus

Mombasa has all the look of a picture of Paradise, painted by a small child.

 Karen Blixen: Out of Africa (1937)

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For people who lived alone in the silence of their memories, and who could understandably have been diffident of strangers, the Kenya coast community were sociable, and made us instantly welcome.

Kuki Gallmann: African nights (1994)

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I enjoyed seeing the town [Lamu] with its narrow streets separating the tall, whitewashed houses with their elaborately carved doors, and I was interested to meet the people here.

Wilfred Thesiger: My Kenya days (1994)

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