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Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone by David Read Barker - Paperback - January 2013 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000002445)

Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone

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Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone

by David Read Barker

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ISBN 10
1457516187
ISBN 13
9781457516184
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Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, January 2013. Trade Paperback. Fine. Slight reading wear to corners, otherwise pristine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Not damaged. Suitable for gifting. 163 pages.

The 25 authors of this book were volunteers in the first Peace Corps rural community development project in Africa: Sierra Leone, 1965-67. They are also the first group to tell a collective story of Peace Corps volunteers, anywhere. The Peace Corps was in its infancy then, and memories of John Kennedy were strong among the young volunteers. Sierra Leone was also in its infancy in the first few years after independence, before military coups and tribal warfare became common. The authors forthrightly recount their feelings of loneliness and isolation, and their frightening experiences with secret societies and witchcraft, but their uniquely optimistic "can-do" American attitude brought most through a great life experience.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
RWARE0000002445
Title
Volunteers in the African Bush: Memoirs from Sierra Leone
Author
David Read Barker
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Fine
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
1457516187
ISBN 13
9781457516184
Publisher
Dog Ear Publishing
Place of Publication
Indianapolis
Date Published
January 2013
Keywords
memoirs, Peace Corps, Peace Corps Volunteers, social life, customs, voluntarism, Sierra Leone, Africa
Bookseller catalogs
Africa; Politics & Government; History; Sierra Leone; Biographies;
Size
8vo

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