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Culture Shock and Canapes : Adventures of a Diplomatic Wife in Africa, Paperback Book

Culture Shock and Canapes : Adventures of a Diplomatic Wife in Africa Paperback


A young Australian working girl from London struggles to adapt to diplomatic life among the royal courtiers of Swaziland, in post-independence Zimbabwe and in Angola amid the gunfire of the civil war.

She accompanies her husband, the striding KJ, on his African postings together with two English bull terriers and a large, redoubtable African tabby cat.

As each country unfolds its challenges and discoveries she shares her delight, her wry humour, and keen sense of the ridiculous.

In a darker mood we follow KJ in Somalia during the famine and in Rwanda after the genocide. The book will appeal to travellers; to those who have worked overseas and coped with culture shock.

The writer, a psychologist, delves into history and sociology, revels in the bizarre and includes recipes collected along the way.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Quartet Books
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780704372542



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