African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan

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Penguin Books, 1987 - History - 272 pages
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An acclaimed travel and nature writer recounts his experiences during four months in the Sudan, sharing his keen responses to the land itself and to the grinding poverty of the tiny towns

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User Review  - Jrobertus - Goodreads

commentary from 1978 sudan. folks here are sick even when walking around - a real hole. the writing is not great either, far too many modifying clauses. Read full review

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User Review  - Ross - Goodreads

A mixed bag. Some very lovely parts and charming slices of life but frequently boring during long political tangents. Read full review

Contents

The Djinn in the Bell
13
Bricks and a Putsch
32
The Most Ferocious Disease in the World
45
Copyright

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About the author (1987)

Edward Hoagland has written more than twenty books, including the travel memoirs" African Calliope" and "Notes from the Century Before", the essay collections "Walking the Dead Diamond River "and "The Tugman 's Passage", and the novels "Cat Man" and "Seven Rivers West." He worked in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus while attending Harvard, and later traveled the world writing for a number of national magazines including "Harper s" and "Esquire." He has received numerous prestigious literary awards, and taught at many American colleges and universities. He is a native New Yorker, who now divides his time between Martha 's Vineyard and his farmhouse in the mountains in Burton, Vermont.

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