Archive - June 2016

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Review — TWO PUMPS FOR THE BODY MAN by Ben East (Malawi)
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New Logo at Peace Corps Explained June 2nd
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New books by Peace Corps writers — May 2016

Review — TWO PUMPS FOR THE BODY MAN by Ben East (Malawi)

  Two Pumps for the Body Man: A Diplomatic Noir B. A. [Ben] East (Malawi 1996–98) New Pulp Press March 2016 286 pages $14.95 (paperback), $4.99 (Kindle) Reviewed by John Rouse (Peru 1966–68) • Ben East’s humorous yet deadly serious diplomatic noir  Two Pumps for the Body Man should be required reading for any youngster contemplating a foreign service career along the conflict-torn borders of the vast American empire. It’s a story about Jeffrey Mutton, a diplomatic security officer in charge of strengthening office security at a local consular office in Saudi Arabia in the wake of the September 11 disaster and during the propaganda buildup to the “War on Terror” and the US invasion of Iraq. Mutton and his confederacy of bungling junior political officers and visa stampers find themselves hopelessly caught within the seductive spell of their professionally incompetent, but bureaucratically ambitious, Consul General; the two-faced maneuvering of their . . .

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New Logo at Peace Corps Explained June 2nd

Peace Corps has a new logo and a new website. “Peace Corps’ Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet and Creative Director Juan Carlos Polanco, will discuss the new brand and our efforts to showcase the Volunteer experience. Attend the event for a chance to ask questions or, if you can’t make it, watch the recording after the event.” This is the link for more information: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USPC/bulletins/14c8d44

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New books by Peace Corps writers — May 2016

  To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — Click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards.   See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide?  Send a note to peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • Death in Veracruz (thriller) Hector Aguilar Camin (author), translated by Chandler  Thompson (Colombia 1962–64) Schaffner Press 2015 304 pages $16.95 (paperback), $9.99 (Kindle) • The Emperor and the Elephants: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Story of Life During the Late 1970s in the Central African Empire Richard W. Carroll (Central Africa Republic 1976–82) Peace Corps Writers May, 2016 180 pages $15.00 (paperback) • The Relunctant Volunteer: My Unforgettable Journey with the Peace Corps . . .

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