Archive - December 13, 2022

“Remembering Doctor Giovanni Balletto” by George Brose (Tanzania)

“Remembering Doctor Giovanni Balletto” by George Brose (Tanzania)

On November 18, 2022 John Coyne wrote an entry on this site talking about the “give away books” at his public library. I was inspired to follow up with this piece.   Remembering Giovanni Balletto by George Brose Tanzania (1966-67)   John: I, too, forage for books on the give away rack in our library where I live now in Comox, British Columbia. Recently my Peace Corps experience came into play with those free books. But, to see the connection, you will have to be patient and let me tell the lead in to acquiring a free book at my library. In the Peace Corps, in 1966-67, I was stationed in Moshi, Tanzania at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and I often climbed the mountain with an aging Italian doctor, Giovanni Balletto. Dr. Balletto ran a small health clinic on the Marangu Road that led up to where most of . . .

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