Squirting Milk at Chameleons

About the Author: Simon Fenton

Since an early age when my family was visited by African students and neighbours told me tales of life in Zimbabwe, I have been fascinated with Africa After an attempt at a normal life in England, I crossed the Sahara desert to reach paradise in southern Senegal and now live there with my family where I write, take photographs and explore the region My first book is Squirting Milk at Chameleon Since an early age when my family was visited by African students and neighbours told me tales of life in Zimbabwe, I have been fascinated with Africa After an attempt at a normal life in England, I crossed the Sahara desert to reach paradise in southern Senegal and now live there with my family where I write, take photographs and explore the region My first book is Squirting Milk at Chameleons An Accidental African It describes my journey and a year of life in Senegal and will be published by Eye books in early 2015


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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Squirting Milk at Chameleons
  • Simon Fenton
  • English
  • 22 August 2017
  • 1903070910

Squirting Milk at Chameleons The Tale Of An Englishman Making A Life For Himself In SenegalKhady Pulled Out A Breast And With A Deadly Aim Fired Milk At The Chameleon If I Don T Offer It Milk, Our Son Will Grow Up To Look Like A Lizard, She Explained Clearly I Had A Lot To Learn About Life In Africa.On The Cusp Of Middle Age, Simon Fenton Leaves Britain In Search Of Adventure And Finds Senegal, Love, Fatherhood, Witch Doctors And A Piece Of Land That Could Make A Perfect Guest House, If Only He Knew How To Build One The Casamance Is An Undiscovered Paradise Here Mystic Africa Governs Life, People Walk To The Beat Of The Djembe, When It Rains It Pours, And The Mangoes Are Free But The Fact That His Name Translates To Vampire And He Has Had A Curse Placed On Him Via The Medium Of Eggs Could Mean Simon S New Life May Not Be So Easy.

10 thoughts on “Squirting Milk at Chameleons

  1. Pete Langman says:

    Squirting Milk at Chameleons isthan A Year in Provence goes to Africa Author Simon Fenton details both his fall and rise, his growing disillusionment with his home country and two failed marriages, and how his need to escape led, through sheer serendipity, to a new life, and a new family, in Abene, Senegal But just as he refuses to wallow in the bad times, he s not blind to the corruption, the poverty and all the other festering sores on the skin of this great continent as he narrates th Squirting Milk at Chameleons isthan A Year in Provence goes to Africa Author Simon Fenton details both his fall and rise, his growing disillusionment with his home country and two failed marriages...

  2. Bob Barad says:

    Loved this book Encore

  3. Grant Leishman says:

    Squirting Milk at Chameleons An Accidental African, an intriguing title for an equally intriguing story from first time author Simon Fenton Simon Fenton is a Brit, who, from a young age, was seized by the urge to travel After a number of years in Asia, mainly Vietnam, he visited Africa, including Senegal in West Africa, where he met and fell in love with a young Senegalese woman called Khady Like a good boy, Simon eventually returned home to England, but Africa and Khady were already in his Squirting Milk at Chameleons An Accidental African, an intriguing title for an equally intriguing story from first time author Simon Fenton Simon Fenton is a Brit, who, from a young age, was seized by the urge to travel After a number of years in Asia, mainly Vietnam, he visited Africa, including Senegal in West Africa, where he met and fell in love with a young Senegalese woman called Khady Like a good boy, Simon eventually returned home to England, but Africa and Khady were already in his blood When he discovers Kh...

  4. Andrea Turner says:

    Squirting Milk at Chameleons is different than any other memoir that I ve read recently While the author lives in Senegal, he grew up in Brittan and I found myself confused on several occasions by wording and phrases that I expect would make perfect sense to Brits.Once I got past the language difference, I found the...

  5. Lucinda Clarke says:

    NOT ACCIDENTAL AT ALL The really strange title was quite enough to make me curious, and as the book was about Africa, there was no contest This was a book I had to read and I am so glad I did It took me to a part of Africa I don t know and the author describes it so vividly, I can imagine being there Many of the things were familiar, many were strange and new I loved the way the characters were described ...

  6. Marieke says:

    This book was a lot of fun Simon Fenton has a great sense of humor Although this was not a perfect book i thought it was a little uneven in some places , I enjoyed his style of writing and his descriptions of his life in Senegal His writing felt familiar, like reading letters from an old friend filling you in about his life that is very, very different from yours I think this tone in the book actually h...

  7. Tom Coote says:

    Resembling something of a 21st century everyman, Simon Fenton leaves behind the disappointments of his life in England, in search of somethingHaving slogged his way through the barren wastes of the Sahara, he emerges on the other side, in the apparently paradisiacal tropical region of Casamance in Senegal Inevitably and entertainingly his pursui...

  8. Susan says:

    This is a kind of Driving over Lemons but instead of Spain this has the added challenges of being set in Senegal The author has an easy,chatty writing style and a good sense of humour but still manages to get across the frustrations of getting things done in an African country He also is very informative about local beliefs and practices as his wife is Senegalese and...

  9. Larry Loveday says:

    Enjoyable story tellingI thoroughly enjoyed this book Simon is a braver soul than I I found the stories to be a little all over the place at times, but I believe that adds to the charm of his adventures and to his new life in Africa If you...

  10. Sharon Broaster says:

    Cinemagrapic writing Not sure the word above exists However to know exactly where the writer is coming from in understanding African culture from an outsider s view is refreshing plus point I could actually go there.