Monkeys in My Garden
Monkeys in My Garden is a true-life adventure story of Valerie and her husband O’D’s life in the Nhamacoa Forest.
From an idyllic life in the Algarve that was destroyed by an enormous fire, to a ruin of a house in Mozambique with grass for a roof and no doors or glass in the windows, this is a wild mix of hilarious and hair-raising experiences that involved witchcraft, corruption and even a life-saving miracle.
Colourful characters wander in and out of Valerie’s story, including a dangerous spitting cobra and seven armed bandits who attacked her home and stole many of her possessions, including the manuscript for this book - which would have been lost had she not already emailed a copy to her brother in London. Monkeys in My Garden provides a unique insight into life in Mozambique. Valerie’s remarkable experiences reflect the situations in which many people living in Mozambique and Southern Africa have often found themselves.
Published: 18 November 2014