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May 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.

Special in this issue

A Letter from . . .

    . . . Somalia by Bob Blackburn, the Deputy Director in Somalia from 1964 to 1966.

Letters to the editor

    Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965–67) and John Taylor (Turkey 1968–70) have written of rememberances stirred by articles in Peace Corps Writers.

A Writer Writes

    “Three Writer & Three Poems” by Bill Coolidge (Bolivia 1966–68), Meagan Pfeltz (Dominica 2000–01), and Kinney Thiele (Sierra Leone 1985–87).

Literary Type

    News of Peace Corps writers

Travel Right — travel information from people who know

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    Dan Buck on Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia first published in 1977 and still in print.

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne interviewed travel writer Joe Cummings (Thailand 1977–78).

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

    Among the eighteen new books recognized in this issue, ten are first books for their writers.


    Intercultural Services by Gary Wederspahn (Staff: Ecuador1967-73, Guatemala 1973–76 , Country Director Guatemala and Costa Rica 1973-78) reviewed by Laurette Bennhold-Samaan (Staff: PC/W 1995– present)

    La Comida by Jeff Westbrook (Peru 1973–74) reviewed by Joe Kovacs (Sri Lanka 1997–98)

    On the Brink of Paradise by Kim McMahill (Solomon Islands 1994–95) reviewed by Tony Zurlo (Nigeria 1964–65)

    Saying Secrets by Christopher Conlon (Botswana 1988–90) reviewed by Karl Luntta (Botswana 1977–80)

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