The sights, sounds and smells of Africa come alive in this novel about clashing cultures and the often disastrous consequences of the American helping hand. Nickie joins a Peace Corps-type organization and is assigned to a remote bush school. Immersed in village life, she encounters a multifaceted culture that strains her exotic ideal of Africa as well as her own identity as a white woman.

The Ivory Crocodile 1996, Coffee House Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9781566890427