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Out of Africa

This article is about the novel and the film; for the African-origin theory of human evolution sometimes referred to as the "Out of Africa" theory, see single-origin hypothesis.

Out of Africa is an autobiographical book by Isak Dinesen. It is about European settlers in Kenya.

In 1985, a film based on the book (as well as Dinesen's Shadows on the Grass ) and bearing the same title appeared. The film was adapted by Kurt Luedtke , directed by Sydney Pollack, and starred Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. It received Academy Awards for Art Direction, Cinematography, Director, Original Score, Best Picture, Sound, and Adapted Screenplay.