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Review: Africa’s Release: by Mark Wentling (Honduras 1967-69, Togo 1970–73))

Review: Africa’s Release: by Mark Wentling (Honduras 1967-69, Togo 1970–73))

Africa’s Release: The Journey Continues (novel) by Mark Wentling (PCV Honduras 1967–69, 1970–73; PC Staff Togo, Gabon & Niger 1973–77) A Peace Corps Writers Book May 2014 232 pages $ 9.76 (paperback); $4.99 (Kindle) Review by Leita Kaldi Davis (Senegal 1993–96) Mark Wentling says he was born in Wichita, Kansas, but “made in Africa.”  That’s not hard to believe when you consider that since Wentling became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo in 1970 he went on to build a career of 43 years in Africa with Peace Corps, USAID, U.S. non-governmental organizations, and as Country Director for PLAN in Burkina Faso, and he has visited all 54 countries.  Wentling has published professional articles on development challenges and, to date, two books of fiction filled with magical reality, based on his own mystical, as well as practice experiences in Africa. Africa’s Release: The Journey Continues is the second in a . . .

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