Speak Swahili, Dammit! ~ by: James Penhaligon
|Title: Speak Swahili, Dammit!
Author: James Penhaligon (Trevelyan Publishers Ltd)
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (77)
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|An inspiring biographical account of a young boy’s chaotic life in a remote, wild, corner of East Africa.Born in Africa, James’s childhood is spent on an isolated gold-mine near Lake Victoria, Tanganyika, with just his sister and mother; his father tragically dying through injuries sustained from World War II. His upbringing is mainly left to a tribal ayah called Amina and an elderly Swahili man, and he learns to speak Swahili before English.
In this unusual setting…