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The Resource I built no schools in Kenya : a year of unmitigated madness, Kirsten Drysdale

I built no schools in Kenya : a year of unmitigated madness, Kirsten Drysdale

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I built no schools in Kenya : a year of unmitigated madness
Title
I built no schools in Kenya
Title remainder
a year of unmitigated madness
Statement of responsibility
Kirsten Drysdale
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In September 2010, Kirsten Drysdale was tricked. Her friend called with a job offer too curious to refuse: a cruisey-gig as a dementia carer for a rich old man in Kenya. All expenses paid, plenty of free time to travel or do some freelance reporting. There seemed no good reason to say no ... so she got on a plane. Only Kirsten's friend hadn't given her the full story. It was only on arrival in Nairobi that she discovered the rich old man's family was fighting a war around him, and that she would be on the front line. Caught in the crossfire of all kinds of wild accusations, she also had to spy on his wife, keep his daughter placated, rebuff his marriage proposals, hide the car keys and clip his toenails, all while trying to retain her own sanity in the colonial time warp of his home. Meanwhile, the Kenyan army was invading Somalia, Al-Shabaab was threatening terror attacks, the East African bodybuilding scene beckoned, and Kirsten discovered she had long-lost cousins running a bar on the other side of the city. I Built No Schools in Kenya is a travelogue-tragedy-farce about race, wealth, love, death, family, nationhood, sanity, benzodiazepines, monkeys and whisky. It is almost entirely true
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10747399
Cataloging source
ANL
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Drysdale, Kirsten
Dewey number
967.62
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Drysdale, Kirsten
  • Drysdale, Kirsten
  • Caregivers
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Travelers
  • Caregivers
  • Kenya
  • Kenya
Target audience
general
Label
I built no schools in Kenya : a year of unmitigated madness, Kirsten Drysdale
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Vintage Australia book" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064172838
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780857988546
Lccn
be2019000503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056624152
Label
I built no schools in Kenya : a year of unmitigated madness, Kirsten Drysdale
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Vintage Australia book" -- Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000064172838
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9780857988546
Lccn
be2019000503
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1056624152

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