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Bruce writes as Mwenye Hadithi (‘story teller’ in Swahili) - pronounced m-wen-yay hadeethee.

 

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, with a wild garden full of gazelles and porcupines and warthogs. A crocodile once went to sleep by the ironing board, and a hippopotamus got stuck in the back gate. At school we kept tarantula-like spiders in our desks as pets so we could make them wrestle, and the whole school once fought a troop of baboons on the hockey pitch.

 

Then I went to Rugby School in England. Fewer animals. At London University, studying foreign literature inspired me to write, and I collected traditional African stories where the foibles of village characters, thinly disguised as animals, would lead to a moral lesson.

 

Publishers weren’t too keen on stories where hyenas had their bottoms sewn up so they could eat a lot, so I borrowed bits from the old stories, and in 1984 the Greedy Zebra was published.

 

I now design tropical landscapes for a living, but I write whenever I can. A teenage adventure set on the wilder shores south of Zanzibar, and the recollections of a coma patient are slowly taking shape as projects.

 

SELECTED WORKS

  • Enormous Elephant (2008)
  • Laughing Giraffe (2008)
  • Cross Crocodile (2009)
  • Handsome Hog (2009)
  • Bumping Buffalo (2010)
  • Running Rhino (2010)
  • Chief scriptwriter for the BBC / Disney TV series Tinga Tinga Tales (Tiger Aspect, early 2010)

 WORK IN PROGRESS:


With my daughter now grown and a lifetime of worldwide surfing adventures under my belt, the current work in progress is Zen and the Art of Surfing Wrapped in a Travelogue Romance.

 

I only intend to write one great and funny novel in my lifetime, and this is it.

 

 
  Published Works
 
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Greedy Zebra (1984)  
 
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Hot Hippo (1985)  
 
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Crafty Chameleon (1987)  
 
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Tricky Tortoise (1988)
 
 
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Lazy Lion (1990)  
 
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Baby Baboon (1993)  
 
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Hungry Hyena (1994)  
 
-
Enormous Elephant (2008)  
 
-
Laughing Giraffe (2008)  
 
-
Cross Crocodile (2009)  
 
-
Handsome Hog (2009)  
  - Bumping Buffalo (2010)  
  - Running Rhino (2010)  
  - Chief scriptwriter for the BBC / Disney TV series Tinga Tinga Tales (Tiger Aspect, early 2010)  
     
  Work In Progress  
 
-
Zen and the art of surfing wrapped in a travelogue romance  
 

 

 
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