Each Peace Corps Volunteer author’s country and years of service
are noted in the parentheses following his or her name.

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How to Cook a Crocodile: A Memoir with Recipes
Bonnie Lee Black (Gabon 1996–98)
Peace Corps Writers, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Glimpses through the Forest: Memories of Gabon
Jason Gray (Gabon 2002–2004)
Peace Corps Writers, 2013
Peace Corps memoir

Tanga: A Novel of Forbidden Love in An African Village
Eric Madeen (Gabon )
IUniverse, 2009
Peace Corps novel

Adventures in Gabon: Peace Corps Stories from the African Rainforest
edited by Darcy Munson Meijer (Gabon 1982–84)
Peace Corps Writers, 2011
Peace Corps essay collection

Souled Out: A Memoir of War and Inner Peace
Michael S. Orban (Gabon 1976–78)
Minute Man Press, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

One Degree South
by Stephen L Snook (Gabon 1980–81; 1983–85)
Rocket Science Press, 2014
Peace Corps novel

The Gambia

From and To: Friends, Loves and Peace Corps
Dolores Beasley (The Gambia 1983–85)
iUniverse 2007
Peace Corps letters


Last Lorry to Mbordo: Misadventures in Nation Building
John C. Kennedy (Ghana 1965–68 )
Trafford Publishing, 2006
Peace Corps novel

Being First: An Informal History of the Early Peace Corps
Robert Klein (Ghana 1961–63)
Wheatmark, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bill
William H. Peck (Ghana 1984–86)
Bagdad, AZ: Hermit’s Cave Press, 1998
Peace Corps memoir

Where to, Black Man: An American Negro’s African Diary
Ed Smith (Ghana 1962–64)
Chicago: Quadrangle, 1967
Peace Corps memoir

Letters from Ghana 1968-1970
Jon Thiem (Ghana 1968–70)
Peace Corps Writers, 2013
Peace Corps letters/journals

To the Peace Corps, with Love
Arnold Zeitlin (Ghana 1961–63)
Doubleday, 1965
Peace Corps memoir


The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala
Mark Brazaiitis (Guatemala 1991–93)
University of Iowa Press, 1998
Peace Corps short stories

Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience
Marjorie DeMoss Casebolt (Guatemala)
Red Apple Publishing, 2000
Peace Corps memoir

Fiesta of Sunset: The Peace Corps, Guatemala and A Search for Truth
Taylor Mills Dibbert (Guatemala 2006–08)
iUniverse, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

Guatemala One: A Journal of the First Peace Corps Project
George L. Gurney (Guatemala 1962–63)
CreateSpace, 2012
Peace Corps letters/journals

When I Was Elena
Ellen Urbani Hiltebrand (Guatemala 1991–93)
Permanent Press, 2006
Peace Corps memoir

Off the Beaten Path: An Accounting of A Peace Corps Experience
Dennis Ogden (Guatemala 1987–90)
Xlibris Corp., 2001
Peace Corps memoir

Recollections of Our Peace Corps Service, 1963-1965: Kick-Off, Life in Guatemala, and Afterwards
David S. Smits (Guatemala 1963–65), editor
Peace Corps Writers, 2012
Peace Corps essay collection