Herman DeBose (Kenya) in new book BEYOND THE SHORES


In Sunday, July 23, 2023 The New York Times Book Review section there is a review of Beyond the Shores, A History of African Americans Abroad by Tamara J. Walker. Each of the book’s eight chapters focuses on the stories of one or two notable individuals.

Herman DeBose
(Kenya 1969–72)

One of those chapters focuses on RPCV Herman DeBose who was a PCV in Kenya from 1969-72 and later a recruiter as well as a board member of the NPCA.

From 1985-87, he was an Associate Peace Corps Director (APCD) who oversaw approximately 125 Peace Corps Volunteers in Kenya’s Western Province. DeBose is a graduate of North Carolina A & T State University and has a  masters in social work from the University of Southern California. His Ph.D. is in Social Welfare from the University of California at Los Angeles.  He is married to Maureen O’Malley who was also a Kenya RPCV. They have three children.

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