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Speak Swahili, Dammit!: A tragic, funny African childhood by [Penhaligon, James]
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Speak Swahili Dammit, 8. August 2010
Von Rüdiger Vogs - Alle meine Rezensionen ansehen

Rezension bezieht sich auf: Speak Swahili, Dammit ! (Taschenbuch)
This is an extraordinary, hilarious and heartbreaking book.
The finest account of friendship, passion and love to the people of East Africa.
Shockingly honest, outrageously funny and yet so true.
SSD is the most valued book I have ever read.
Jimu, was not only my companion in the early 1950's but even today we are very close friends and still raving about our wonderful childhood in Geita.
For all Africa fans an absolute must read.
Rudiger Vogs (Dieter Bluger in book) --Mr Rudiger Vogs, former correspondent with CBS, Nairobi, 8.08.2010

About the Author

James Penhaligon is a multi-lingual consultant psychiatrist in the United Kingdom. Born to Cornish parents, and raised deep in the bush in Tanganyika, later to emerge as Tanzania, he remains a fluent Swahili speaker, and has never been able to escape his early influences, or the gaze it gave him on life and the world. Despite having left Africa, and carving himself a successful career in medicine, and later psychiatry, James has always had a fascinating East African story waiting to be told, and, finally, he has written it. The result is Speak Swahili, Dammit!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1301 KB
  • Print Length: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Trevelyan Publishers Ltd (15 Jan. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B1WOYY4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 286 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,943 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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