Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia by Tim Bascom

Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in Ethiopia

byTim Bascom, Ted Hoagland

Kobo ebook | June 14, 2006

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In 1964, at the age of three, Tim Bascom is thrust into a world of eucalyptus trees and stampeding baboons when his family moves from the Midwest to Ethiopia. The unflinchingly observant narrator of this memoir reveals his missionary parents’ struggles in a sometimes hostile country. Sent reluctantly to boarding school in the capital, young Tim finds that beyond the gates enclosing that peculiar, isolated world, conflict roils Ethiopian society. When secret riot drills at school are followed with an attack by rampaging students near his parents' mission station, Tim witnesses the disintegration of his family’s African idyll as Haile Selassie’s empire begins to crumble.

Like Alexandra Fuller’s Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, Chameleon Days chronicles social upheaval through the keen yet naive eyes of a child. Bascom offers readers a fascinating glimpse of missionary life, much as Barbara Kingsolver did in The Poisonwood Bible.
Title:Chameleon Days: An American Boyhood in EthiopiaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 14, 2006Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547346476

ISBN - 13:9780547346472

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