Archive - October 11, 2012

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Ethiopia Coffee Table Book–Kickstarter Project to Support
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Self-Published RPCV Writers to Join the Authors Guild
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South African RPCV Jesse Osmun Gets 15 Years for Abusing Girls in-country

Ethiopia Coffee Table Book–Kickstarter Project to Support

Elias Wondimu is the Publisher & Editorial Director of Tsehai Publishers that is located independently within Loyola Marymount University in Southern California. This is a wonderful publishing company and he is launching an Ethiopia Coffee Table Book. It is a project you might want to support. Elias writes: The book is an attempt to change global perception of Ethiopia by focusing on the many accomplishments of successful younger Ethiopians living throughout North America and Ethiopia today. These individuals are the sons and daughters, and younger siblings of those who lived through the 1970s Ethiopian political turmoil. By focusing on these individuals, we want to tell their parents’ story of resilience and share with the world the proud heritage that they commonly inherit as Ethiopians. This book presents the life stories of dynamic achievers from all walks of life. Some are scholars, scientists, artists, chefs, singers, models, and executives. Few you’ll . . .

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Self-Published RPCV Writers to Join the Authors Guild

The president of the Authors Guild, Scott Turow, writes in the Summer 2012 Authors Guild Bulletin that the Authors Guild is now welcoming self-published author as members of the Guild. However, they have to be self-published authors who have earned at least $500 in writing income in the 18 months prior to applying for membership to qualify to be associate members; those earning at least $5,000 qualify to be regular, voting members. Now, any writer published by a traditional American book publisher continues to quality for membership, as do freelance writers who publish three articles, stories, or poems in broadly distributed periodicals in 18 months. The Authors Guild marks its 100th anniversary this year.

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South African RPCV Jesse Osmun Gets 15 Years for Abusing Girls in-country

from  ctpost.com by Michael P. Mayko Jesse Osmun, a former Peace Corps volunteer from Milford, CT. charged with abusing several young girls in a South African HIV/AID encampment preschool, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. HARTFORD — A former Peace Corps volunteer from Milford admitted Wednesday he “tarnished” his country and the organization by sexually molesting young girls between the ages of 3 and 6 years old while working in a preschool at an HIV/AIDS camp in South Africa. “The victims in South Africa did nothing, absolutely nothing to deserve the conduct that came upon them,” a contrite Jesse Osmun told Chief U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson moments before he was sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by 10 years of U.S. Probation Department supervision. “They were completely innocent but they will live with the scars for the rest of their lives.” Osmun, . . .

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