The Knowledgeable Lion: Poems and Prose by the Unfeeling Doctor in Africa
by Melissa Yuan-Innes
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."