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September 2003

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

There are fifteen new books by Peace Corps writers noted in this issue.

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Of writers and books

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne interviewed Sarah Erdman (Cote d'Ivoire 1998–2000)


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Glory in a Camel's Eye by Jeffrey Tayler (Morocco 1988–90) reviewed by Vic Cox (Brazil 1964–66)

Nine Hills to Nambonkaha by Sarah Erdman (Cote D'Ivoire 1998–2000) reviewed by Mike Tidwell (Zaire/Congo 1985–87)

Sarawak by Jerry D. Mohrlang (Malaysia 1965–67) reviewed by Tucker Clark (Nepal 1967–70)

Toward an Ethic of Citizenship by William K. Dustin (Philippines 1966–68) reviewed by Arthur Dobrin (Kenya 1965–67)

A letter from Ethiopia

Nancy Polich settles in.

A Volunteer’s life — Romania

Andy Trincia talks about the neighbor’s goat.

A Writer Writes

    In “Falling in Love with Africa” Margaret Szumowski (Zaire 1973–74; Ethiopia 1974–75) tells how Idi Amin waylayed her group on its way to Zaire.

New at the site

  • The Journals of Peace:
    Readings given Monday, November 21, 1988 between 6 and 7 pm. Readings by:
    • Myrna J. Aavedal (Chile 1967–68)
    • Morton E. Braunstein (Philippines 1966–68)
    • George B Breznay (Ethiopia 1966–68)
    • Wendy Bronson (Thailand 1985–87)
    • Melissa Chestnut-Tangerman (Kenya 1982–85)
    • Jackie (McKee) Day (Turkey 1965–67)
    • Sandra M. Greenberg (Kenya 1966–68)
    • Patrick H. Hare (Honduras 1966–69)
    • Helen Hildebrand (Tunisia 1966–68, Senegal 1973–75)
    • Robert Warren Hugins (Nepal 1984–86)
    • Karen Joan Keefer (Nigeria 1966–68)
    • Kenneth Skach (Nepal 1984–86)
    • Reuben Snipper (El Salvador 1967–69)
  • New additions to our “Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers”:
    • Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996)
    • Sarah Erdman (Cote D'Ivoire 1998–00)
    • E. Michael Goodkind (Nigeria 1965–67)
    • Kirk A. Hackenberg (Nicaragua, Chile 1977–80)
    • David M. Kummer (Philippines 1978–80)
    • Barbara Restle (Fiji 1979–80)
    • Tom Vandegrift (Lesotho 1999–01)
    • Michael J. Vavrus (Ethiopia 1972–74)
    • Carol Ventura (Guatemala 1976–80)
    • Ken Winkler (India 1964–66, Czech Republic 1995–96
  • We have a new “Friendly Agent” who in interested in representing Peace Corps writers.
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