Mal d'Afrique by Jarda Cervenka

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A collection of stories set in various parts of the world. The title story is on a white man in Africa who dazzles the locals with tales of his cabin in Canada, but on his return to Canada pines for Africa.

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Published January 1, 1996 by New Rivers Press. 120 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pantomiming his brother-in-law's last moments, ``Mrazek moved his hand in front of his mouth, as if taking imaginary puffs from a cigarette, in slow motion, in and out, and again.'' In the title story, a traveler in West Africa is transfixed by another man's description of his home in Quebec, a c...

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