In 1965 Rhoda and Earle Brooks (Ecuador 1962–64) published The Barrios of Manta: A Personal Account of the Peace Corps in Ecuador [New American Library], and shortly thereafter Arnold Zeitlin (Ghana 1961–63) published To the Peace Corps with Love [Doubleday]. By doing so these three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers began what has become one of the most impressive Peace Corps Third Goal achievements  — the publication of nearly 300 books written by Returned Peace Corps Volunteers about people and cultures in developing countries, all to be shared with their fellow Americans in an effort to further international understanding and world peace.

Peace Corps Worldwide is delighted to recognize and promote these books through our “Bibliography of Peace Corps Experience Books.”

The books are listed alphabetically by country or region of Volunteer service.

Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Azerbaijan

Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria

Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire

Dominican Republic

Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia


Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala,

Honduras, Hungary

India, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Iran


Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan

Latin America, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya

Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands,

Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco

Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria

Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland

Romania, Russia

St. Vincent, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland

Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan


Western Samoa


Zambia, Zimbabwe

In addition there are other books of interest:

Collections of Stories, Photos & More from around the World

Being There: Applying, Training, In-country

The Peace Corps Experience: Staff and Their Families

If you have additional titles . . .

. . . for the Bibliography, send the following information to

Author name

Author country and years of Peace Corps service

Full title and subtitle

Publisher and year of publication


Indicate which category is appropriate for your book:

Peace Corps — about the agency

Peace Corps memoir

Peace Corps letters/journals/blogs

Peace Corps biography

Peace Corps graphic novel

Peace Corps history

Peace Corps humor

Peace Corps novel

Peace Corps creative non-fiction

Peace Corps oral history

Peace Corps poetry

Peace Corps short stories

Peace Corps essay collection

Peace Corps photos

Peace Corps cuisine


If you have corrections . . . 

. . . for a current listing of your book, send to