The books shown are Peace Corps Experience Books that have won Peace Corps Writers books awards over the years.

THE PAUL COWAN NON-FICTION AWARDS

2008 - The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa by Josh Swiller (Zambia 1994-96)

2007 - Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway (Mali 1989-91)

2006 - Last Moon Dancing: A Memoir of Love and Real Life In Africa
by Monique Maria Schmidt (Benin 1998-2000)

2004 - Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
by Sarah Erdman (Cote D’Ivoire 1998-00)

2003 - Power Lines: Two Years on South Africa’s Borders by Jason Carter
(South Africa 1998

2002 - River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler (China 1996-98)

2000 - Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin by Susana Herrera (Cameroon 1992-94)

1998 - The Last Camel: True Stories About Somalia by Jeanne D’haem (Somalia 1968-70)

1995 - Harmattan:A Journey Across the Sahara by Geraldine Kennedy (Liberia 1962-64)

1994 - Portrait of Nepal photographs by Kevin Bubriski (Nepal 1975-79)

1992 - The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia by P. F. Kluge (Micronesia 1968-69)

1991 - The Ponds of Kalambayi by Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985-87)

1990 - Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle by Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965-67)

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THE MARIA THOMAS FICTION AWARDS

2007 - Whiteman by Tony D’Souza (Cote D’Ivorie 2000-02,
Madagascar 2002-03)

2005 - This Is Not Civilization by Robert Rosenberg (Kyrgyzstan 1994-96)

1997 - The Ivory Crocodile by Eileen Drew (Zaire 1979-81)

1996 - Polite Society by Melanie Sumner (Senegal 1988-90)

1995 - Green Fires: Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest
by Marnie Mueller (Ecuador 1963-65)

1994 - Swimming in the Volcano by Bob Shachochis (St. Vincent/Eastern Caribbean 1975-76)

1990 - My Secret Life by Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963-65)

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BEST POETRY BOOK AWARDS

2005 - The Way They Say Yes Here by Jacqueline Lyons (Lesotho 1992-95)

2003 - Nomadic Foundations by Sandra Meek (Botswana 1989-91)

2002 - I Want This World by Margaret Szumowski (Zaire 1973-74, Ethiopia 1974-75)

2001 - The Cartographer’s Tongue: Poems of the World by Susan Rich (Niger 1984-86)

1998 - Moments Between Cities by John Flynn (Moldova 1993-95)

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AWARD FOR BEST PEACE CORPS MEMOIR

2009 - Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with The Peace Corps in Honduras by Barbara E. Joe (Honduras 2000-03)