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The Modern Common Wind

Don Bloch

‘Leprosy. It is such an infectious disease it cannot stop with death. Did it stop with the death of Asha Makokha? Tell me, if you think I am wrong.’

Don Bloch

Don Bloch is an American author of non-fiction, poetry and seven novels, one of which is extracted in 'The Modern Common Wind' as the title piece of Granta 5 (1982), and drawn from a novel of the same title. Bloch spent a year in western Kenya working with anthropologists on a study of the treatment of leprosy.

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