The Knowledgeable Lion: Poems and Prose by the Unfeeling Doctor in Africa

I yearned to visit Africa.

Instead, I finished my medical training, got married, and had kids. Then my teacher friend, Becky, said, “My school is going to South Africa. You could come.”

This is a short book of poems, mixed with occasional prose, about my travels in South Africa and Swaziland. As a tourist, instead of as a doctor. As the African proverb says, “Travel teaches how to see." More

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Published by Olo Books
Words: 22,830
Language: English
ISBN: 9781927341261
About Melissa Yuan-Innes

Melissa Yuan-Innes is an emergency room doctor and writer who lives with her husband, one son, one daughter, two cows, and too many mosquitoes outside of Montreal, Canada.

She writes thrillers and science fiction/fantasy under Melissa Yuan-Innes, mysteries under the name Melissa Yi, romance under Melissa Yin, and children's/YA under Melissa Yuan.

"Mixing mystery in with sheer humanity and splendid characterization, Yuan-Innes's story is a delight."
--Alicia Curtis, A&E Editor, The Stormy Petrel

"Melissa Yuan-Innes delivers a Bradburyian shocker"
--Paul Di Filippo, Asimov's

"Yuan-Innes employs a fresh use of language to spin a storyline that is at once universally familiar and intriguingly original."
--Brian Agincourt Massey, judge of the 2008 Innermoonlit Award for Best First Chapter of a Novel, in awarding first prize to _The Popcorn Girl Meets Darwin Jones_

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