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January 2001
The 40th — Celebrating a Peace Corps anniversary through the written word
    Visit “40 Years of Peace Corps Writers: The Tour” for the most current listing of readings around the country.

    Five RPCV writers have written “perfect” short pieces that are examples of the kind of writing editor John Coyne is seeking for the 40th Anniversary Conference. Send your submissions to:

A Letter from . . .

    . . . Nigeria. Actually its a telling exchange of several letters to and from Betty Coxson (Nigeria 1964–65).

A Writer Writes

    Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998–2000) has written three “Snapshots” of his Peace Corps experience.

Literary Type

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    Literary Type has news of writers, books, the Peace Corps and more.

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne interviewed the author of the hot, new “Peace Corps” book, Peter Hessler (China 1996–98).

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

    Books on travel, books on writing and some new — to us — authors are among this issue’s twenty one new books.



A Closer Look

    Steve Buff (Ethiopia 1964–66) writes of his and his wife’s memories of Gambela, following up on the “Letter from Ethiopia” published here in the November 2000 issue.

To Preserve and to Learn: Essays about the History of the Peace Corps

    In 1966, a PCV was accused of murdering his wife.

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