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Who Is That Weirdo Dancing in the Corner?

The Travel Diaries of Spaceman Africa



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Who Is That Weirdo Dancing in the Corner? by Africa Spaceman
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Have you ever seen the T-shirt slogan that says, "I used up all my sick days so I called in dead"? Spaceman Africa found himself on an adventure with some mates in Donegal, Ireland, when, really, he should have been at his warehouse job in London. Realising that it's not possible for a dead person to call their workplace, Spaceman had a friend phone on his behalf. It worked. Spaceman has never been back to his warehouse job. In February 1997, 22 year-old Australian, Spaceman, left his home town of Canberra for an indefinite working holiday in the United Kingdom. For a man who growing up had no desire to travel overseas except to New Zealand, the impact of coming into contact with foreign lands, diverse cultures and weird and wonderful people had him hooked. Travel became his passion and he took every opportunity available to hit the road, including calling in dead. Who is that Weirdo Dancing in the Corner? is part memoir and part travelogue. Learn how the travel bug takes hold of Spaceman as he goes on a journey of exciting thrills, funny misfortune and, somewhere along the way, has a legal name change. But is this footloose and fancy-free lifestyle of backpacking, drinking and partying sustainable? Will it all catch up with him and bite him on the bum at the most inconvenient time, like on a flight from Guatemala City to Los Angeles, for example?

Author Biography

Australian born, Spaceman Africa is a travel junkie who decided upon a legal name change after consuming a few too many beers in a Dublin pub, back in 2002. Spaceman has enjoyed writing about the funny encounters, adventures and mishaps that he's experienced from more than ten years travelling, including winning an online name-of-the-year poll in 2008. Spaceman is currently based in his home city of Canberra, working and saving money for his next trip abroad. Along with travel, writing has always been a significant pastime for Spaceman. He worked for six months as a journalist/editor for the Cochabanner magazine in Cochabamba, Bolivia. He's an alumnus and member of the travel writing Matador Creators Community and holds a certificate in copyediting and proofreading. 2018 will see Spaceman self-publish two books. Who's that Weirdo Dancing in the Corner? is a travel memoir of Spaceman's adventures travelling the world from 1997 to 2007. Spaceman Africa the Musical consists of a book of twelve of Spaceman's funniest stories, and an indie rock album featuring songs written and performed by Spaceman about the stories in the book. For more information about Spaceman's published books visit: To hear Spaceman's stories in song form visit
Release date Australia
July 26th, 2018
20 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
Spaceman Africa
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