Archive - April 25, 2011

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Andrew Clark's (Senegal 1978-80) Last Words on Senegal
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Books by RPCVs and the Peace Corps Staff

Andrew Clark's (Senegal 1978-80) Last Words on Senegal

Michiko Clark wrote me recently. She works for Pantheon, the book publisher, and she helped to promote a Peace Corps book awhile back, but she was writing now about her family, especially about her uncle Andrew Clark, who recently passed away. In her email, she wrote:   “I come from a family of Peace Corps Volunteers. My father was in Nigeria and Uganda, 1966-68. Then his two brothers, Andrew (Senegal, 1978-80) and Peter (Paraguay, 1988-90) joined. The next wave includes a cousin in Mauritania (2000-02) and my sister in the Dominican Republic (2003-2005). “But it was my uncle Andrew who never really ended his Peace Corps experience. After his service in Senegal, he went on to get his doctorate in African History and became a professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, spreading his knowledge and stories of Senegal and West Africa with his students, and encouraging many of them to join the Peace . . .

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Books by RPCVs and the Peace Corps Staff

Marian Haley Beil (Ethiopia 1962–64) has done us a great service by pulling together our Peace Corps books! These are books written by RPCVs and the Staff about the Peace Corps experience and the agency over the last fifty years. Take a look. There are 223 books that are only the books written by Peace Corps Volunteers about their Peace Corps experience. There is also a list of books on the agency. And another list by members of the Peace Corps family. Marian has done these lists in preparation for the Library of Congress Luncheon next September in Washington, D.C., the first events of the 50th Anniversary. The lists will then be linked to the Library of Congress website. Take a look at: Bibliography of the Peace Corps Experience Peace Corps History The Peace Corps Experience – staff and family

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