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The Chameleon by David Farrell

Genre: Literary Fiction & Historical Fiction

Tour Dates: 17th - 23rd August 2022

Publication Date: 24th June 2022

Publisher: Kingsley Publishers

Formats available: Mobi

Estimated Page: 264

Standalone Novel

Types of post available: Review Only

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The Chameleon is the tale of Rorke Wilde, who grows up in Rhodesia. Rorke’s need to mimic his pet chameleon, if he is to survive the racial discourse in a country divided by apartheid during the 1970s.

Rorke’s father works in the British South Africa Police while his mother is a clerk in the tax office. His best friend and father figure is the family’s domestic worker, Themba Dube, an AmaNdebele of Zulu descent. Whom guides Rorke through the turmoil of civil bias.

Themba introduces Rorke to his nephew Lucky Ndlovu, who lost his parents in the AIDS pandemic and who lives with his grandmother in a squatter camp (informal settlements) in Johannesburg.

The old man and boy share their experiences of a life of poverty post-independence where Rorke learns about the real Africa that he once saw through Panglossian glasses.

A fictional biography that challenges the norms of history. Of apartheid, colonialism, heartbreak, love, and compassion.

Many, if not all of us, have experienced the good and bad in the worldwide diaspora because of politics, greed, and opportunity.

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About David Farrell

Dave Farrell is a father of six who live around the world. From New Zealand and England to Portugal and Japan.

Born in Africa, his life experiences on three continents echo through his writing, in his favourite genres of historical fiction, coming of age sagas and non-fiction.

With an eye for detail, you can find him in the corner of a room or sat at a seat in the mall reading people. He has a fascination for human behaviours borne from 50 years of leadership.

Dave advocates for the Autistic community running an online group with over 20 000 members.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

17th August



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19th August



20th August



21st August



22nd August



23rd August



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