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Adventures in Africa

Author: Gianni Celati
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1997 the celebrated Italian novelist and essayist Gianni Celati accompanied his friend, filmmaker Jean Talon, on a journey to West Africa which took them from Mali to Senegal and Mauritania. The two had been hoping to research a documentary about Dogon priests, but frustrated by red tape, their voyage became instead a touristic adventure. The vulnerable, prickly, insightful Celati kept notebooks of the journey,
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Gianni Celati; Gianni Celati; Gianni Celati; Gianni Celati
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gianni Celati
ISBN: 0226099555 9780226099552
OCLC Number: 43684629
Description: xiii, 170 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Avventure in Africa.
Responsibility: Gianni Celati ; translated by Adria Bernardi ; foreword by Rebecca West.
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"In 1997 the celebrated Italian novelist and essayist Gianni Celati accompanied his friend, filmmaker Jean Talon, on a journey to West Africa which took them from Mali to Senegal and Mauritania. The two had been hoping to research a documentary about Dogon priests, but frustrated by red tape, their voyage became instead a touristic adventure. The vulnerable, prickly, insightful Celati kept notebooks of the journey, now translated by Adria Bernardi and introduced by Rebecca West as Adventures in Africa.

Celati is the privileged traveler, overwhelmed by customs he doesn't understand, always at the mercy of others who are trying to sell him something he doesn't want to buy, and aware of himself as the Tourist who is always a little disoriented and at the center of the continual misadventures that are at the heart of travel."--Jacket.

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