Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998-2000) on Kickstarter
Joshua Berman (Nicaragua 1998-2000) is a freelance writer, Spanish teacher, and dad, based in Boulder, Colorado. He is the author of four Avalon Travel guidebooks; his articles have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Yoga Journal, and National Geographic Traveler; and he has a monthly column in the Denver Post. Josh also won the Peace Corps Writers Book Award for his travel book on Nicaragua in 2006. He is married to an RPCV, Sutay Kunda Berman (Gambia 1996-98).
His first narrative travel book, Crocodile Love, is a collection of tales from his honeymoon to Pakistan, India, Ghana, and The Gambia. In 2005, the married couple quit everything and flew to Pakistan to begin an open-ended trip together. They didn’t need wedding gifts, they needed shared experiences, preferably toilsome, scary, and rewarding ones in strange, faraway places. Crocodile Love: Tales From An Extended Honeymoon is the story of that journey.
The book is divided into four parts:
Pakistan, where they sought surviving colleagues, writings, and plant specimens of his wife’s great grandfather, Dr. Ralph Stewart, an esteemed botanist. India, where they conducted a malnutrition survey of tea workers as participants in the American Jewish World Service Volunteer Corps, living with a Bengali translators in a cramped apartment for 3 months. Ghana, where they were based in the crusty, seaside capital of Accra, working for the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana while plotting their next move up the Gold Coast. The Gambia, where they arrived, unannounced at his wife’s Peace Corps village, eight years after she’d departed; and where Josh was compelled to buy and slaughter a goat in honor of their visit.
AJWS Volunteer Corps:3-month assignment in Birpara, India
Josh is now seeking funding for his book.
His website is: joshuaberman.net
Or go to Kickstarter and search for Crocodile Love: http://www.kickstarter.com/
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