By David Bennun
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Tick chunk Fever is the radical memoir of a really unconventional adolescence. within the early Seventies, Dave Bennun's relatives transplanted themselves from Swindon to the wilds of Kenya. His father had lived in Africa sooner than, yet for Dave, Kenya was once bemusingly new. it'd be his domestic for the subsequent sixteen years, with issues occasionally seeming a section surreal.
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Hmm-hmmm, hmmm-hmmm-hmmm-hm. Zam-bia, stro-ong and free. Dum dum, deedle dum dum. Milk-shake, haddock and peas.? For all the good such sentiments did Zambia, my new lines could be the real ones. Zambia was already a fair way along the crooked downhill path trodden by so many African nations at the expense of their people. A country of opulent good looks, mineral-rich and fertile, it could have been an Elysium for visitors and the breadbasket of Southern Africa, had it been run on even vaguely pragmatic lines.
Testing, testing. This is the Tandberg 72B tape recorder, combined with a Sony handheld microphone ? David, get away from there.? Come here, darling.? Sony handheld microphone. Present are Max Bennun, Mavis Bennun, son Leon, daughter Lesley, son David ? I told you to get away from there.? Come here, darling. No, over here.? t anybody like to say something?? Are we finished?? Please, Davie, leave that alone.? Would you hold on to him, Mavis?? Are we ? No.? Who asked you?? You did.? t.? Yes you ?
I was thrilled, of course. Packing up and going anywhere was an adventure for me. t know that, to my parents? minds, we were moving in the wrong direction. When will we be coming back to Zambia?? I wanted to know. Twenty years too soon, whenever it is,? said my father. Will we have a house in Kenya?? re all going to sleep in the car,? said my brother, who at ten was already proficient in sarcasm. Oh,? I said. That sounded all right. I often slept in the car, although not while it was stationary.
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