the Feral Cats of an Exotic African Island
by Jack Couffer
It was lovely to re-visit this book. I would not change one word of what I said on it eleven years ago. Delightful and intriguing account of a study on feral cats the author delved into while living as an expat on Lamu Island (off the coast of Kenya). What I found more interesting this time around, that I don\’t think I mentioned before: more tidbits of culture, like how the author felt he had to hire a housekeeper and then a cook, because that\’s simply how it was done on the island. The letter he includes that his housekeeper wrote to him when he was back living in America, is so different in syntax it takes concentration to read as if the person who wrote it thinks in different patterns.