THE LIFE OF AN AFRICAN PEACE CORPS CHILD by Chia Tasah (Cameroon)
The Life of an African Peace Corps Child
by Chia Tasah (Kom, Cameroon)
Pageturner Press and Media
$12.99 Paperback; $2.99 Kindle
My autobiography recounts my life from 1980 as an African Peace Corps child until I became a US citizen in 2012. I lived a full life as a needy child from a poverty-stricken nuclear family of nine and believe I have something fascinating to share with the world. Despite my pennilessness, I made great strides in my endeavors and thrived.
I call myself a Peace Corps child of Africa because American Peace Corps Volunteers, with benevolent and philanthropic gestures, encouraged my growth into an authentic adult.
Mr. Alan Lakomski (Cameroon 1985-86) whisked me away from my job as bartender and manager of a confidential decadent brothel at Club 185 Njinikom at the age of fourteen, and sent me to secondary school. He returned to the United States when his term expired.
Bill Strassberger (Cameroon 1982-86) replaced Dan Hunter (Cameroon 1980-82) and supported my education.
Christine Swanson (Cameroon 1998-2000) advised me to apply to the master of education program in human resource development at the University of Minnesota in 2003.
I graduated in 2005 with a masters degree, and work as an independent team-building and cultural diversity consultant at All World Languages and Cultures, Inc., in Kansas City, Missouri.
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A very inspiring story ! Thank you Chia.
Leita Kaldi Davis
A zoom presentation by all the Peace Corps who made me a better version of myself
Thank you Leita Davis