LEARNING PEACE by Krista Jolivette (Ethiopia)


Learning Peace is a story about a girl from the Midwest who moves to the desert of northern Ethiopia. It’s a story about someone who realizes that there is more to life than 3G network; it’s a story about camels meandering by and people sipping coffee and silly mistakes in foreign language class.

But above all, this is a story about growth, inner transformation, and resilience. It’s a story about dozens of minibus rides through the rocky desert, hundreds of cups of coffee and conversation, and the many people along the way who taught me about peace.

I wrote this book in the hopes of enlightening and teaching others about my Peace Corps experience. I won’t pretend that I saved anyone or changed anyone or taught anyone anything during my time in Ethiopia; to be honest, the most growth and change and renewal that happened was within me.

So . . . if you are looking for something to read this fall, cozy up in a blanket and pour yourself a strong cup of (Ethiopian) coffee, and get a copy of “Learning Peace.” It’s available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats!

The best part: $1 from every book sold goes to Asham Coffee, a nonprofit founded by fellow RPCV Renee Kardell , supporting education and women’s empowerment in Ethiopia.


Learning Peace:
Stories from My Time in Peace Corps Ethiopia
by Krista Jolivette (Ethiopia 2019-20)
Self Published
300 pages
August 2020
$9.99 (Paperback)



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