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West with the Night: 11/24/19
West with the Night by Beryl Markham (1942) is the autobiography of an aviator who was born and raised in Kenya back when it was controlled by the British. The book covers some of her childhood but is most focused on her various jobs and places she had flown.
I read the book after being disappointed by the middle grade novel written about her childhood, Promise the Night by Michaela MacColl (2011). I found the novel boring and not at all what was promised beyond a few "present day" (meaning from her adulthood) snatches of interview.
So maybe the source material would be better. Sadly it wasn't. Except when she wrote about flying — something she was very passionate about — her memoir is long winded and dull and racist.