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A Cure for Serpents

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Translator  Kathleen Naylor
Publication date  1955
Originally published  1955
Genre  Travel
Published in english  1955

Language  Italian
Published in English  1955
Author  Alberto Denti di Pirajno
Publisher  AndrĂ© Deutsch
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A Cure for Serpents: A Doctor in Africa is a 1955 travel book by Alberto Denti di Pirajno, later the Duke of Pirajno, an Italian doctor, writer and former colonial governor of Tripoli. Set in Libya, Ethiopia and Somaliland, the book is a collection of anecdotes about various places he visited in his work as a physician in North Africa in the 1920s and the people he met, which includes tribal chieftains, Berber princes, courtesans and Tuareg tribesmen and of a lioness, which became part pet and part guard. The book was translated into English in the same year by Kathleen Naylor. It was republished by Eland in 2005, with an Afterward by Dervla Murphy.

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