The Snows of Kilimanjaro Topics for Further Study
by Ernest Hemingway

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Topics for Further Study

(Short Stories for Students)

  • Where is Mount Kilimanjaro? What country is it in and what peoples live there? What kind of wildlife has its habitat near there? Do research on this part of the world, focusing on the twentieth century and the interactions between native peoples, colonizers, and the wildlife.
  • There are many wildlife parks in Africa where tourists may see such wild animals as zebras, rhinoceroses, and wildebeests. However, poachers—people who illegally hunt these animals as trophies or to sell their body parts—are a serious problem. Do research into the endangered species of animals in such nations as Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania, and investigate the problems caused by poachers.
  • Explore the figures involved in the “Lost Generation” of American writers and artists who lived in Paris in the 1920s, including Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, Man Ray, and Kay Boyle. What brought these people to Paris? What did they accomplish there?
  • In the story, Harry and Helen are on a safari in Africa. What is a safari? What kinds of wildlife do people see on safaris? Can one still go on safari today?