Archive - December 15, 2012

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Review of Africa Lite? Boomers in Botswana

Review of Africa Lite? Boomers in Botswana

Africa Lite? Boomers in Botswana Christopher M. Doran (Botswana 2009-11) Author House  (amazon.com $16.95 paperback) 269 pages 2012 Reviewed by Leita Kaldi Davis (Senegal 1993-96) Warning from the author:  “Do not read this book unless you want to spend the day laughing out loud while being inspired by Africa and the Peace Corps.”   Dr. Christopher Doran and his wife, Maureen, joined Peace Corps in Botswana in their early sixties.  Their accomplishments were many.  They taught 86 medical students the basics of Mental Health, co-authored a book about discussing HIV/AIDS, Power Parents – Our Children and Sex, mentored 40 young adults on issues of leadership, health and HIV, photography and public speaking, and also guided younger Peace Corps Volunteers. Maureen taught reading and writing to “Bee Girls,” culminating in essays that were sent to the author of The Secret Life of Bees.  They gave over 40 workshops, lectures, and presentations . . .

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