February 2011 Peace Corps Books

history-begins-africa-1201History Begins in Africa
by Mary Acosta (Afghanistan 196466)
Birds Nest Publishing

385 pages
December 2010

haiti-ti-mour-120Haiti: Ti Moun Se Riches
[Our Children Are Our Treasures] photographs by Skyler Badenoch (Cote d’Ivoire 2001–02)
Suzanne Guard and Tuck Stephenson, publishers
$30.00 pages
January 2011

this-is-africa-1201This is Africa: Peace Corps Malawi and the Liberian Civil War
by Eugene T. Caruso (Malawi & Liberia 199092)
134 pages

family-goryachevix-1201The Family Goryachevix
by Murray Davis (Russia 199699)
Finer Images Printing
154 pages

lake-other-poems-1201Lake, and Other Poems of Love in a Foreign Land
(Winner of the 2010 SRCA Open Poetry Chapbook Competition)
by Jeff Fearnside (Kazakhstan 2002–04)
Standing Rock Cultural Arts

24 pages
February 2011

by Shelton Johnson (Liberia 1982–83)
Sierra Club/Counterpoint
288 pages

school-others-120A School For Others: The History of the Belize High School of Agriculture
by George Lebard (Belize 1981–86; APCD 1986–92)
269 pages


When The World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and its First Fifty Years
by Stanley Meslier (PC/HQ 196367)
Beacon Press
272 pages

never-seek-tell-1201Never Seek to Tell Thy Love: A Love Odyssey
by Andrew Oerke (PC/Staff in Tanzania & Uganda, and CD in Malawi and Jamaica from 196671)
GCEEF Publisher
60 pages

evolution-ethiopian-jews-120The Evolution of the Ethiopian Jews: A History of the Beta Israel (Falasha) to 1920
(revised edition) by James Quirin (Ethiopia 1965–67)
Tsehai Publishers
365 pages

village-120The Village
by T. F. Rhoden (Thailand 2005–07)
Digital Lycanthrope
324 pages
November 2010

lion-judah-new-world-120The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans’ Attitudes toward Africa
by Theodore M. Vestal (PC Staff/Ethiopia 1964–66)


231 pages
February 2011

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  • John. Just a note to thank you for ongoing postings about RPCV books. I would never have heard of Gloryland by Shelton Johnson otherwise. It is a great story about the African-American experience. The interior monologue of the main character is stunning. Storyland deserves a large American audience.
    I also watched the Niger ’66 documentary because of your comments. I agree that it is a brilliant piece of work about how the Peace Corps experience echoes through our lives. Roger Landrum

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