Archive - April 11, 2018

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New books by Peace Corps writers — March 2018
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LETTER FROM ECUADOR

New books by Peace Corps writers — March 2018

  To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — Click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards.   We are now including a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • Human Rights. They Matter. by Justin Bibee (Morocco 2014–16) Blurb February 2018 106 pages $57.79 (hardcover) Human Rights. They Matter. is a collection of human rights quotes that impel change and help bring about a new consciousness on the part of . . .

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LETTER FROM ECUADOR

  Moritz Thomsen died in Guayaquil, Ecuador, on August 28, 1991. The official cause of death was listed as coronary thrombosis, but Thomsen had come down with cholera about two weeks before his death. He refused to go to a hospital and, during the last forty-eight hours, refused any and all treatment. After his death, his close and good friend, Mary Ellen Fieweger wrote about Moritz Thomsen and his final days. The following is an excerpt from her letter to a friend of Moritz’s  in California. It is reprinted here with the author’s permission. First published in RPCV WRITERS & READERS in March 1992 His body was cremated, a wish he expressed a number of times over the years. This took place at the only mortuary concern in Guayaquil offering that particular service, Los Jardines de Esperanza, at the southern edges of the port city. To get to the Gardens . . .

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