Archive - March 12, 2018

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Peace Corps accused of quarantining, then firing, PCV with HIV (Cambodia)
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Michael Meyer’s interview in The Writer’s Chronicle (China)

Peace Corps accused of quarantining, then firing, PCV with HIV (Cambodia)

Thanks to a ‘heads up’ from Alana DeJoseph (Mali 1992-94) Romany Tin has emailed me to say: “The splinternews article got it wrong and misinterpreted the them.us article. I wasn’t quaratined nor did I claimed to be. I said that the news of not being able to go back to Cambodia made me feel not wanting to leave the hotel room which I barely left. Them.us got it right (I interviewed with them), but splinternews (I didnt interview with them)” jcoyne note • Peace Corps Accused of Quarantining, Then Firing, Volunteer With HIV By Jorge Rivas, Splinter News AP Photo The Peace Corps may do work around the world to reduce HIV stigma and discrimination, but, according to a report on Friday, it’s a different story if one of its volunteers tests positive. A Peace Corps volunteer who was stationed in Cambodia claims the federal government agency quarantined him in a hotel room and . . .

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Michael Meyer’s interview in The Writer’s Chronicle (China)

  The March/April 2018 of The Writer’s Chronicle, the publication of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, carries a long interview entitled “Talking China With Michael Meyer.” Meyer an associate professor of creative nonfiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh, is the author of the recently published  The Road to Sleeping Dragon. His two earlier books are In Manchuria: A Village Called Wasteland and the Transformation of Rural China and The Last Days of Old Beijing. Click for a subscription to The Writer’s Chronicle  

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