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Review of One Hand Does Not Catch A Buffalo

Review of One Hand Does Not Catch A Buffalo

One Hand Does Not Catch A Buffalo: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume One, Africa Edited by Aaron Barlow (Togo 1988–1990); Series editor Jane Albritton (India 1967–1969) Travelers’ Tales May 2011 452 pages $18.95 Reviewed by Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000–2002, Madagascar 2002–2003) ONE HAND DOES NOT CATCH A BUFFALO: 50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories: Volume One, Africa is the first of a series of four anthologies celebrating and recording Peace Corps’ accomplishments and contributions to the world through its first half century of life. The idea for this massive compendium came to Jane Albritton in 2007, and must have seemed to anyone willing to listen to her at the time an endeavor nearly as gargantuan, daunting, and Quixotic as the founding of the Peace Corps itself. Four volumes to cover the regions of the world where Volunteers have served — Africa, The Americas, The Heart . . .

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