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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Portrait of Nepal
Kevin Bubriski (Nepal 1975–79)
Chronicle Books, 1994
Peace Corps photos

The Two Year Mountain: The Gripping Story of One Man’s Spiritual and Physical Odyssey in the Mountains of Nepal
Phil Deutschle (Nepal 1977–80)
Universe Books, 1986
Peace Corps memoir

At Home in the World: Globalization and the Peace Corps in Nepal
James F. Fisher (Nepal 1962–1964)
Orchid Press, 2013
Peace Corps

A Stone House in Pokhara and Other Tales
Mike  Frame (Nepal 1962-66)
Larchill Press, 2011
Peace Corps letters

A Classful of Gods and Goddesses in Nepal
Ruth Higbie (Nepal 1969–71)
Boxwood Press, 1988
Peace Corps memoir

Ascent: The Spiritual and Physical Quest of Willi Unsoeld
Laurence Leamer (Nepal 1964–66)
Simon & Schuster, 1982
Peace Corps biography

Experiencing Peace Corps as a Volunteer over Age 60
Robert W. Hugins (Nepal 1984–86; Lesotho 1991–92)
Xlibris, 2001
Peace Corps memoir


Tales From The Jungle . . . A Gringa in Nicaragua
Rachael Tyng McClennen (Nicaragua 1996–98)
Seattle Amigos de las Americas Volunteers, 2001
Peace Corps memoir

A Peace Corps Profile
Kirk A. Hackenberg (Nicaragua, Chile 1977–80)
Trafford, 2003
Peace Corps memoir


Adventures in Service with Peace Corps in Niger
James R. Bullington (Niger 2000–06)
BookSurge, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

Rogue Elephants
Dan Grossman (Niger 1992–94)
Lulu, 2010, 2013
Peace Corps novel

Soft Corps
Dan Grossman (Niger 1992–94)
Lulu, 2010
Peace Corps poetry

The Cartographer’s Tongue: Poems of the World
Susan Rich (Niger 1984–86)
White Pine Press, 2000
Peace Corps poetry

A Dry and Thirsty Land: The Misadventures of a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa
Bryant  Wieneke (Niger 1974–76)
PeaceRose Publishing
Peace Corps memoir


Mambila Remembered
John Bishop, Steve Clapp, Lowell Fewster, Harvey K. Flad, Roger Leed (all Nigeria 1963–65)
Lulu, 2006
Peace Corps memoir

Africa Remembered: Adventures in Post-Colonial Nigeria and Beyond
Steve Clapp (Nigeria 1963–65)
Lulu, 2009
Peace Corps memoir

Me, Madam: Peace Corps Letters from Nigeria 1961–1963
Dorothy Crews Herzberg (Nigeria 1961–63) and Hershel Herzberg
Arc Light Books, 2014
Peace Corps letters

Alhaji: A Peace Corps Adventure in Nigeria
Jane Brown Hirsch (Nigeria 1966–68 )
Fithian Press, 1994
Peace Corps memoir

Letters from Nigeria: Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer before and during the Nigerian Civil War
James King (Nigeria 1966–67), edited by Eileen M. Jones (James’s sister)
Booktango, 2013
Peace Corps letters

Far Away in the Sky: A Memoir of the Biafran Airlift
David L. Koren (Nigeria 1965–66)
CreateSpace, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

Journey from Kilimanjaro
Hoover Liddell (Nigeria 1967–69)
iUniverse, 2000
Peace Corps memoir

Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories
Julian Weldon Martin (Nigeria 1961–63)
CreateSpace, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad
Catherine Onyemelukwe (Nigeria 1962–64)
Peace Corps Writers, 2014
Peace Corps memoir

African Odyssey: The Adventurous Journeys of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa
Floyd R. Sandford (Nigeria 1964–66)
iUniverse, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

Cherry-Pie Tells All (Volume 2): Peace Corps Reflections
Cherry Saugher (Nigeria 1966–67)
CreateSpace, 2014
Peace Corps memoir

War Stories: A Memoir of Nigeria and Biafra
John Sherman (Nigeria 1966–67; Malawi 1967–68)
Mesa Verde Press, 2002
Peace Corps memoir

A Peace Corps Year with Nigerians
William Roy Shurtleff (Nigeria 1963–66)
Frankfurt, Germany: Diesterweg, 1966
Peace Corps memoir

Paul R. Violi (Nigeria 1966–67)
Sun Press, 1977
Peace Corps poetry

High Risk, High Gain: A Freewheeling Account of Peace Corps Training
Alan Weiss (Nigeria 1963–64)
St. Martin’s Press, 1968
Peace Corps memoir