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CAMEROON

Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin
Susana Herrera (Cameroon 1992-94)
Shambhala Publications, 1999
Peace Corps memoir

Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy
Christopher R. Hill (Cameroon 1974–76 )
Simon & Schuster
Peace Corps memoir

Diary of a Kimbang
James P. McCormick (Cameroon 1980-82)
Fairway Press, 1998
Peace Corps memoir

Lament for a Silver–Eyed Woman
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965–67)
William Morrow, 1987
Peace Corps novel

Bridges: An Extraordinary Journey of the Heart
Wendy Sue Williamson (Cameroon 1994–96, Ecuador 1996–98 )
Agapy, 2014
Peace Corps memoir

CAPE VERDE

Lure of Service: My Peace Corps Adventures at Middle Age
Diane Sugrue Gallagher (Cape Verde 1990–92)
Self-published, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

História, História: Two Years in the Cape Verde Islands
Eleanor Stanford (Cape Verde 1998–2000)
CCLaP Publishing, 2013
Peace Corps memoir

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (formerly Zaire from 1971–1997)

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 1976-1982)
Peace Corps Writers, 2016
Peace Corps memoir

Fever! and other stories from The Land of Mobutu
Peter Loan (Staff— CD/Zaire 1976-79; Washington)
Peace Corps Writers, 2020
Peace Corps short stories

The Drums of Africa
Tim Schell (Central African Republic 1978-1979)
Mammoth Books, 2007
Peace Corps novel

The Civilized World: A Novel in Stories
Susi Wyss (Central African Republic 1990-92)
Holt Paperbacks, 2011
Peace Corps novel

CHAD

I Did What I Had to Do
James E. Diamond (Chad 1971)
Vantage, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Chadian Diary: A Peace Corps Experience
Norman Kehmeier (Chad 1978–79)
Lulu, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Under Chad’s Spell
Michael Varga (Chad )
CreateSpace, 2014
Peace Corps novel

CHILE

One for the Road
David J. Mather (Chile 1968–70)
Peace Corps Writers, 2011
Peace Corps novel Waiting for the Snow: The Peace Corps Papers of a Charter Volunteer
Thomas J. Scanlon (Chile 1961-63)
Posterity Press, 1997
Peace Corps memoir

CHINA

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
Peter Hessler (China 1996-98)
HarperCollins, 2000
Peace Corps memoir

Fast Train Home
Gus  Karlson (China)
Independently published, 2020
Peace Corps true stories

Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China’s Other Billion
Michael Levy (China 2005–07)
Holt
Peace Corps memoir

Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road
Rob Schmitz (China 1996-98 ) Crown, 2016
Peace Corps inspired current non-fiction

COLOMBIA

Portrait of a Peace Corps Gringo
Paul Arfin (Colombia 1963–65)
Booksurge
Peace Corps memoir

Wedding of the Waters
Craig J. Carrozzi (Colombia 1978-80)
San Francisco: Southern Trails Publishing, 1988
Peace Corps memoir

The Road to El Dorado
Craig J. Carrozzi (Colombia 1978-80)
San Francisco: Southern Trails Publishing, 1997
Peace Corps novel

Wanderlust Satisfied
Kay Gillies Dixon (Colombia 1962–64)
Peace Corps Writers, 2013
Peace Corps memoir

Colombia, Pictures & Stories
Sandy Fisher (Colombia 1962-64)
Brookview Farms, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

Letters Home: A Young Peace Corps Volunteer’s Account of Personal, Cultural, and Bureaucratic Struggles in the ’60s
Carol Sue Bock Gonzalez (Colombia 1960s)
CreateSpace, 2013
Peace Corps letters

Fragments of the Corps: A Peace Corps Memoir
John Greven (Colombia 1964–68) )
CreateSpace, 2014
Peace Corps memoir

Time Passages
Jay Hersch (Colombia 1964–66 )
Peace Corps Writers, 2015
Peace Corps memoir

Out in the All of It
Chris Honoré (Colombia 1967-69)
iUniverse, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

Tears of the Virgin : An annotated transcription of my personal Peace Corps Journal & Datebook June 1964 – November 1966
Dennis L. Kaltreider (Colombia 1964–66)
Independent, 2017
Peace Corps journal, photos and datebook

Letters from Alfonso: Learning to Listen
Earl  Kessler (Colombia 1965–68)
Terra Nova Books, 2013
Peace Corps memoir

To Know the Rainforest
Paul Mathes (Colombia 1964-66)
iUniverse, 2012
Peace Corps novel

Tales from Colombia: The Deeds & Misdeeds of 41 Peace Corps Volunteers Who Answered President Kennedy’s Call to Serve
Gary W. Peterson (Colombia 1964–66)
Paulary Publishing, 2011
Peace Corps essay collection

For Two Years Who Cares: A Peace Corps Odyssey
Katie and Al Wiebe (Colombia 1972-74)
Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2000
Peace Corps memoir

CONGO (see DEMOCRATICE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO
COSTA RICA

From the Projects to the Peace Corps to the Professoriate: A Traveling Memoir
Thomas O. Edwards (Costa Rica 1965-67)
AuthorHouse, 2017
Peace Corps memoir

American Dreamer: Memoirs of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America and Beyond
David  Taylor Ives (Costa Rica 1980–82)
Epigraph Publishing, 2020
Peace Corps memoir

COTE D’IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)

Tarnished Ivory: Reflections on Peace Corps and Beyond
Peter Bourque (Ivory Coast 1973-75)
Xlibris, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

Whiteman
Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast, Madagascar 2000–02, 2002–03)
Harcourt
Peace Corps novel

Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
Sarah P. Erdman (Cote d’Ivoire 1998-00)
Henry Holt & Co., 2003
Peace Corps memoir

Padre!: A Place Whose Rules Rearrange Your Own
Raven Moore (Cote d’Ivoire 2000–02 )
Books by Raven
Peace Corps memoir

The Toughest Job: The Crossroads of One Man’s Peace Corps Experience
Scott M. Henrickson (Cote d’Ivoire 1995–96 )
CreateSpace
Peace Corps memoir

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