Archive - October 5, 2010

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September 2010 books by Peace Corps writers
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UNLV Black Mountain Institute Celebrates Peace Corps Writers

September 2010 books by Peace Corps writers

Runes of Iona by Robert Balmanno (Benin 1973–75) Regent Press $15.95 349 pages August 2010 • Exhaust the Limits: The Life and Times of a Global Peacebuilder by Charles “Chic” F. Dambach (Colombia 1967–69) Apprentice House $18.95 314 pages November 2010 • A Voter’s Handbook: Effective Solutions to America’s Problems by James P. Gray (Costa Rica 1966–68) The Forum Press $17.95 200 pages May 2010 • You Are Invited To Serve: A Black American Peace Corps Volunteer Serves in Swaziland by Joseph Green III (Swaziland 1987-89; PC Staff: Jamaica APCD 1991–94) iUniverse $23.95 365 pages April 2010 • Being First: An Informal History of the Early Peace Corps by Robert Klein (Ghana 1961-1963) Wheatmark, Inc. $19.95 162 pages September 2010 9781604944570 • No Hurry in Africa: Life as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya (Peace Corps memoir) by Theresa Munanga (Kenya 2004-07) iUniverse $15.95, $9.99 e-book 168 pages August 2010 • . . .

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UNLV Black Mountain Institute Celebrates Peace Corps Writers

Black Mountain Institute of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is presenting Writing the World: American Authors Looking Outward, a panel discussion featuring four noted former Peace Corps volunteers. The  RPCV writers are: Peter Hessler (China 1996-98); Marnie Mueller (Ecuador 1963-65); Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963-65); and Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965-67).  The panel discussion is on the evening of October 14. Peter Hessler was the The New Yorker‘s correspondent in China from 1996 to 2008. His first book, River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze, recounts his experiences in the Peace Corps. His second, Oracle Bones, was a finalist for the National Book Award. His newest book, Country Driving: A Journey from Farm to Factory, is a record of his journey from northern Chinese counties to the factory towns on southern China. Paul Theroux’s highly acclaimed novels include Picture Palace; Hotel Honolulu; My Other Life; Kowloon Tong; and The Mosquito Coast, . . .

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