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Review of Angene Wilson's Africa on my Mind: Living Peace Corps' Third Goal

Review of Angene Wilson's Africa on my Mind: Living Peace Corps' Third Goal

Africa on My Mind: Living Peace Corps’ Third Goal by Angene Wilson (Liberia 1962–64) A Peace Corps Writers Book $10.00 210 pages February 2013 Reviewed by Julie R. Dargis (Morocco 1984–87) “Once upon a time, I planned to write a novel set in Liberia,” writes Angene Wilson in her recent book, Africa on my Mind. “I was not alone. A number of Peace Corps Volunteers have wanted to be novelists or at least writers of memoirs. My novel would feature Liberians, of course . . . I described Mother Mae . . .. She adjusted the knot of the lappa cloth she’d wrapped around her faded housedress. The lappa was bright blue and red . . .. Behind gold-rimmed glasses, her liquid brown eyes laughed and her voice was gently mocking, but her rather thin lips remained pressed together in a straight line . . ..” Wilson reached out to . . .

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