Books: Self-Expression in Kenya

No PICNIC ON MOUNT KENYA (239 pp.) —Felice Benuzz!—Dutton ($3.75).

The established adventures have their protocol, their professional techniques. Mountain climbers, big-game hunters and explorers nowadays set out only after supplying themselves with the most up-to-date maps, guides and gear. But the adventure of No Picnic on Mount Kenya was strictly amateur. It did not seek to prove any theories about man or the universe; it was merely a gesture of private spunk.

Felice Benuzzi, the onetime Italian colonial official who tells the story, was interned by the British in 1941 and sent to Nanyuki, Kenya. Like any other P.W., he hated internment:...

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