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A Cure for Serpents

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by Alberto Denti di Pirajno
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A Cure for Serpents by Alberto Denti di Pirajno

In 1924, the irrepressibly curious Alberto Denti arrived in Libya to work in Italy's African colonies. With a natural ear for a story and a passionate interest in his work, he must have been as good a doctor as he was a writer. Though equally at home in an embassy or a brothel, Denti appears to have preferred the company of Berbers and Eritreans to that of his fellow Italians. He conjures up the dignity of local chieftains, the palpable charms of celebrated courtesans, the excitement of Tuareg entertainers and the love lost between himself and a wounded lion cub with all the charm of a man who boasted of the 'inestimable satisfactions known only to those who have lived in Africa'.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 272
Size: 2.3 MB
Publisher: Eland Publishing
Date published:   2016
ISBN: 9781780600826 (DRM-EPUB)

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