A bibliography of books informed by the experiences of Peace Corps Volunteers
In 1965 Arnold Zeitlin (Ghana 1961–63) published To the Peace Corps with Love [Doubleday].
Shortly thereafter Rhoda and Earle Brooks (Ecuador 1962–64) published The Barrios of Manta: A Personal Account of the Peace Corps in Ecuador [New American Library],
By doing so, these three Returned Peace Corps Volunteers began what has become one of the most impressive Peace Corps Third Goal achievements — the publication of books written by Returned Peace CorpsVolunteers about people and cultures in developing countries, all to be shared with their fellow Americans in an effort to further international understanding and world peace.
Peace Corps Worldwide is delighted to recognize and promote these 652 books relating stories from 87 countries through our “Bibliography of Peace Corps Experience Books.”
The books are listed alphabetically by country, region or continent of Volunteer service.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Afghanistan, Africa, Albania, Armenia, Asia, Azerbaijan
Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria
Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic
Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Eurasia
Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala
India, Indonesia, Iran, Ivory Coast
Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Kyrgyzstan
Latin America, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya
Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco
Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria
Pacific, Pakistan, Panama, Papau New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland
St. Vincent, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland
Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan
Western Samoa, Worldwide collections
Don’t see your country represented in the list above?
If you have additional titles . . .
. . . for this Bibliography, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Author name as it appears on the cover
- Author country and years of Peace Corps service
- Full title and subtitle of book
- Publisher and year of publication
- Indicate which category is appropriate for your book:
- Peace Corps memoir
- Peace Corps memoir (training)
- Peace Corps diary/letters/journals/blogs
- Peace Corps biography
- Peace Corps graphic novel
- Peace Corps humor
- Peace Corps novel
- Peace Corps creative non-fiction
- Peace Corps poetry
- Peace Corps true stories
- Peace Corps short stories
- Peace Corps essay collection
- Peace Corps photos
- Peace Corps cuisine
If you have corrections . . .
. . . do send them along to email@example.com as well.