David Sedaris

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In the essay, “My African Childhood“ David Sedaris thesis compares his own childhood to his partner who lived in Africa. Sedaris purpose is comparing the two life styles the one he had as a child as well as Hugh’s. Sedaris tone is serious telling readers that his life was boring in the United States but living in African can be very exciting. Things Sedaris went through as a child like finding a dead man hanging from a telephone pole at the parking lot. Hugh’s life was more of a normal child growing up his father had a great job and Hugh’s was already with a diplomatic passport. Sedaris lived with different people never with his own family. Finding a place to live for David was a problem because average teenager might go back to their parents,
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