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About me

Gender Female
Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Audit Manager
Location Dakar, Senegal
Introduction Single British woman with a passion for travel. After twenty years working in the City of London on fraud investigation for a major accounting firm I finally made the leap and halved my salary to work for a development NGO in West Africa. Just didn't want to be part of such a materialist world any more. I also care passionately about the environment and may still get to do something in the conservation field one day. Personality? Shy in big groups though talkative and confident with small numbers of people; enjoy doing things with others, but would rather do my own thing alone than go along with a crowd doing something that doesn't interest me; in some ways a bit of a non-conformist but ultimately not a rule-breaker (happy to travel alone to strange and dangerous places but get jittery if someone breaks the speed limit); politically both red and green.
Interests scuba diving, birds, conservation, West African music and traditional art, travel, watching Man Utd, I also (sadly?) collect stamps with pictures of birds on, and kid myself that I may learn to play that guitar one day
Favorite Movies breaking glass, full metal jacket, je chanterai pour toi, la haine, apocalypse now, the gods must be crazy
Favorite Music ali farka toure, nuru kane, early stranglers, early siouxsie and the banshees, early theatre of hate, portishead, the prodigy, afel bocoum, hamza el din, boubacar traore
Favorite Books heart of darkness (conrad), the miracle of the rose (genet)