Dr. Louise Jilek-Aall recounts in vivid detail her experiences as a bush doctor in Tanzania in 1959. Her poignant stories recount her frustration and helplessness in the face of cultural superstitions and the suspicions of the medicine men. The admiration and love she came to feel for these people and this place resonates throughout this remarkable book. Dr Jilek-Aall's discovery of outcasts in the Mahenge mountains who suffered from kifafa, a severe form of epilepsy, spurred her to found a clinic. Fifty years later, Dr. Jilek-Aall still works to support the clinic and is a recipient of the Ambassador Award of the International League Against Epilepsy. Besides her original language, Norwegian, she speaks English, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, and Suahili.