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Afghanistan

    A Land Without Time: A Peace Corps Volunteer in Afghanistan
    John Sumser (Afghanistan 1977–78)
    Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers 2006
    (Buy this book) Review

    Letters from Afghanistan
    Eloise Hanner (Afghanistan 1971–73, Paraguay 1999–2000)
    Branden Publisheing Co., 2003
    (Buy this book)

    Lessons from Afghanistan
    David Fleishhacker (Afghanistan 1962–64)
    DF Publications, 2002
    (Buy this book)

Belize

    Drinking from a Tin Cup
    Katy Perry (Belize 1985–87)
    Augusta, ME: Steele Publishing, 1989

Benin

    Last Moon Dancing: A Memoir of Love and Real Life in Africa
    Monique Maria Schmidt (Benin 1998–2005)
    Clover Park Press 2005
    (Buy this book) Review

Botswana

    Letters from Botswana
    Dawn Khalil (Botswana 1990–92)
    The Writer’s Collective, 2003
    (To order)

    It’s Never Too Late: Botswana Journal and Letters
    Barbara Knowles (Botswana 1981–83)
    Self published, 1990s

    Time Out: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Story
    June Woods (Botswana 1978–81)
    Self–published, 1989

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    Christopher Conlon (Botswana 1988–90) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Brazil

    Ma and Pa Hart Join the Peace Corps
    June Hart (Brazil 1971–73)
    Mennonite Press, 20001

Bulgaria

    Letters from Bulgaria (An Older PCV Writes Back to the States)
    Rel Davis (Bulgaria 2001–03)
    Sloan–Davis Publishing, 2006
    (Buy from Lulu)

Burkina Faso

    The Viper Tree
    Joe Monninger (Burkina Faso 1975–77)
    New York: Simon and Schuster, 1991

Cameroon

    Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin
    Susana Herrera (Cameroon 1992–94)
    Shambhala Publications, 1999
    (RPCV Writers & Readers’ Paul Cowan Non–Fiction Award, 2000)
    (Buy this book) REVIEW

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story
    Mary Beth Simmons (Cameroon 1989–91) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story
    Jacqueline Gold (Cameroon 1987–89) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Abigail Calkins (Cameroon 1987–89) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    Abigail Calkins (Cameroon 1987–89) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    Diary of a Kimbang
    James P. McCormick (Cameroon 1980–82)
    Lima, OH: Express Press, 1998
    (Buy this book) REVIEW

    Lament for a Silver–Eyed Woman (novel), Mary–Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965–67)
    Literary Guild, 1988
    (Buy this book)

Cape Verdi

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Diane Gallagher (1990–92) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

Chile

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    Dwight Wilson (Chile, Honduras 1981–83) (contributor),
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    A Peace Corps Profile
    Kirk A. Hackenberg (Nicaragua, Chile 1977–80), Trafford, 2003
    (Buy this book) Review

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Tom Scanlon (Chile 1961–63) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Waiting for the Snow: The Peace Corps Papers of a Charter Volunteer
    Thomas J. Scanlon (Chile 1961–63)
    Chevy Chase, MD: Posterity Press, 1997

China

River Town

    River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
    Peter Hessler (China 1996–98)
    HarperCollins, 2000
    (Buy this book) REVIEW

Colombia

    Wedding of the Waters
    Craig J. Carozzi (Colombia 1978–80)
    San Francisco: Southern Trails Publishing, 1988

    The Road to El Dorado (novel)
    Craig J. Carozzi (Colombia 1978–80)
    San Francisco: Southern Trails Publishing, 1997
    (Buy from Southern Trails)

    For Two Years Who Cares: A Peace Corps Odyssey
    Katie and Al Wiebe (Colombia 1972–74)
    Kearney, NE: Morris Publishing, 2000

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story
    Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964–66) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

Congo (see also Zaire)

  • Things Are Different in Africa: A Memoir of Dangers and Adventures in the Congo
    Frederick Edward Pitts (Congo/Mali 1992–93)
    iUniverse Press, 2004
    (Buy this book) REVIEW

Glory in the Camel's Eye

Cote d’Ivoire

    Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village
    Sarah Erdman (Cote d'Ivoire 1998–2000)
    Henry Holt & Co., 2003
    (Buy this book) REVIEW

Czech Republic

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story
    JoAnn Seibert (Czech Republic 1992–94) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

  

Dominica

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    Penny O’Brien (Dominica 1991–93) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Dominican Republic

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Dianne Garyantes (Dominican Republic 1989–91) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Traveling Uncharted Paths: A Tale of Two Retirees & the Peace Corps
    Lew & Fran Gottfried (Dominican Republic 1970–72)
    Lima, OH: Fairway Press, 1992

    Step To Freedom: A Peace Corps Memoir of the Dominican Republic
    Joseph F. Zuiker (Dominican Republic 1965–67)
    Zuiker Chronicles, 2005
    Review

 
  

Ecuador

    Volunteer
    Carlos Wark (Ecuador 1984–86)
    Lulu, 2005

    The Making of An Un–American: A Dialogue with Experience
    Paul Cowan (Ecuador 1966–67)
    NY: Viking, 1970

    Growing Up Yanqui
    Rachel Cowan (Ecuador 1966–67)
    NY: Viking, 1975

    Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965–67)
    University of Washington Press, 1969; 1990; 1997
    (Buy this book)

    The Saddest Pleasure: A Journey on Two Rivers
    Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965–67)
    Saint Paul: Graywolf Press, 1990
    RPCV Writers & Readers’ Paul Cowan Non–Fiction Award, 1990
    (Buy this book)

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story
    Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965–67) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    The Barrios of Manta: A Personal Account of the Peace Corps in Ecuador
    Rhoda and Earle Brooks (Ecuador 1962–64),
    illustrations by Rhoda Smith
    Brooks, NY: New American Library, 1965

Ethiopia

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Kate Collins (Ethiopia 1995–97) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Through Ferengi Eyes
    Henry Klein (Ethiopia 1974–76)
    Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1979

    Come to Africa and Save Your Marriage and Other Stories
    Maria Thomas [Roberta Worrick] (Ethiopia 1971–73)
    Soho Press, 1987

    Volunteering In Ethiopia: A Peace Corps Odyssey
    James W. Skelton, Jr. (Ethiopia 1970–72)
    Denver, CO: Beaumont Books, 1991

    Three Years In Gemu Gofa
    Irma B.Grigg, as told by Sue and Brad Coady (Ethiopia 1968–71)
    Vantage Press, 1974

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Karen DeWitt (Ethiopia 1966–68) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    John Garamendi (Ethiopia 1966–68) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Kathleen Coskran (Ethiopia 1965–67) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    Kathleen Coskran (Ethiopia 1965–67) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    David Arnold (Ethiopia 1964–66) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story
    John Rude (Ethiopia 1962–64) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Heading Home
    Paul E. Tsongas (Ethiopia 1962–64)
    NY: Knopf, 1984

  

Fiji

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Donna Gessell (Fiji 1979–82) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Shadow over Fiji: A Memoir
    Barbara Restle (Fiji 1979–80)
    Vantage Press, 1999 (Buy this book) Review

  

Gabon

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure
    Bonnie Black (Gabon 1996–98) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

The Gambia

    From and To: Friends, Loves and Peace Corps
    Dolores Beasley (The Gambia 1983–85)
    iUniverse 2007 (Buy this book)

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience
    Victoria Derr (The Gambia 1990–92) (contributor)
    Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Ghana

    Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bill
    William H. Peck (Ghana 1984–86)
    Bagdad, AZ: Hermit’s Cave Press, 1998

    Where to, Black Man
    Ed Smith (Ghana 1962–64)
    Chicago: Quadrangle, 1967

To the Peace Corps, with Love
Arnold Zeitlin (Ghana 1961–63)
NY: Doubleday, 1965

Guatemala

    Off the Beaten Path: An Accounting of A Peace Corps Experience, Dennis Ogden (Guatemala 1987–90), Xlibris Corp., 2001

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Mark Brazaitis (Guatemale 1991–93) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala (Short stories), Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1991–93), Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 1998, (Buy this book)

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Chris Davis (Guatemale 1987–89) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    When My Name Was Elena, Ellen Urbani Hiltebrand (Guatemala 1991–93) Permanent Press, 2006 (Buy this book)

Guinea–Bissau

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Roz Wollmering (Guinea–Bissau 1990–92) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Roz Wollmering (Guinea–Bissau 1990–92) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

  

Honduras

    American Papers: Peace Corps Essays, Lawrence R. Lihosit (Honduras 1975–77), Madera, CA: A Book Company, 1997

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Larissa Zoot (Honduras 1993–95) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

Hungary

    Over the Hill in Hungary, Virginia P. White (Hungary 1992–94), Kroshka Books, Nova Science Publishers, 1999 (Buy this book) REVIEW

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Jeffrey Taylor (Hungary 1990–92) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

  

India

    Away from Home: Letters to My Family, Lillian Carter (India 1967–69), with Gloria Carter Spann, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1977

    Sahib: An American Misadventure in India, Carl D. Pope (India 1968–69), NY: Liveright Press 1972.

Iran

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Donna E. Shalala (Iran 1962–64) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Persian Mosaic: Getting Back to Iran After 25 Years. David Devine (Iran 1971–73). Writer’s Showcase/iUniverse.com, Inc., 2001 (buy this book at iUniverse)

    Yekke Bude, Yekke Na Bude, Alice Preston Phinney (Iran), NY: Carlton Press. 1975

  

Jamaica

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Camilla Griffiths (Jamaica 1985–87) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Two Years in Kingston Town; A Peace Corps Memoir, Jeff Koob (Jamaica 1991–93), Writer’s Showcase, 2002 (Buy this book) REVIEW

    Hang In There: My Journey of Service Living in Caribbean and West African Cultures by Elizabeth J. Quinn (Jamaica 1985–88, Sierra Leone 1989–90)

  

Kenya

    Dear Exile: The True Story of Two Friends Separated (for a Year) by an Ocean Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery (Kenya 1996–97), Vintage Books, 1999 (Buy this book) REVIEW

    Peace Corps Roller Coaster, Dan and Lisa Hebl (Kenya 1991–93), Menomonie, WI: Roller Coaster Press, 1994

    Reaching Out, Rainette Bannister Holimon (Kenya 1974–77; Sierra Leone 1990–91), iUniverse.com, 2001 (Buy this book)

    Me Here in Kenya I am Fine: Walking the Peace Corps Road, Maxine Valdez (Kenya 1980–81), Winlock Publishing Co., 2004 (Buy this book)

Korea

    Festival for Three Thousand Maidens (Novel) Richard Wiley (Korea 1967–69), NY: Dutton, 1991 (Buy this book)

    Land of Morning Calm: My Journey in Korea, Laren Metzer (Korea 1976–78) (Purchase from Lulu)

    The Seed of Joy (Novel), William Amos (Korea 1979–80), London and Bordeau: Online Originals, 2000

Kyrgyzstan

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Craig Redmon (Kyrgyzstan 1995–96) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

  

Latvia

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Kevin O’Donoghue (Latvia 1993–95) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

Liberia

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Paul Eagle (Liberia 1988–90) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Harmattan: A Journey Across The Sahara, Geraldine Kennedy (Liberia 1962–64), Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1994 (RPCV WRITERS & READERS’ Paul Cowan Non–Fiction Award, 1994) (Buy this book)

    Pawpaw, Foofoo and Juju, Marvin H. Unger (Liberia 1963–65), NY: Citadel Press, 1968

    Sojourns in West Africa, Steven E. Keenan (Liberia 1963–65), iUniverse, 2004 (Buy this book)

Lesotho

    24 New Moons, Tom Vandegrift (Lesotho 1999–01), Infinity Books, 2003 (Buy this book)

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Gregory Knight (Lesotho 1992–94) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Matt Losak (Lesotho 1985–88) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Experiencing Peace Corps as a Volunteer over Age 60, Bob Hugins (Nepal 1984–86, Lesotho 1991–92), unknown publisher, 2001 (To purchase, write Bob at 3965 Laura Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906)

Liberia

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Paul Eagle (Lineria 1988–90) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

Madagascar

    Souvenirs de Nancy: Journals of Nancy Coutu (Madagascar 1994–96), Top Shelf Books, 2002; . . . : A Peace Corps Martyr, edited by Connie Coutu, Faithworks, 2002 (Buy this book)

Malawi

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Tana Elizabeth Beverwyk (Malawi 1995–98) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    My Secret History, (Novel) Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65), NY: Putnam, 1989. NY: Fawcett Columbine, 1996 (Buy this book)

  

Malaysia

    How the Water Feels, Paul Eggers (Malaysia 1976–78), Southern Methodist University Press, 2002 (Buy this book)

Mali

    Dancing Trees and Crocodile Dreams
    My Life in a West African Village

    by Marcy L. Spaulding (Mali 2000–02)

    Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali, Kris Holloway (Mali 1989–91), Waveland Press, 2006 (Buy this book)

    Fishing in the Sky: The Education of Namory Keita, Donald Lawder (Mali 1983–85, 1988–95), The Permanent Press, 1997 (Buy this book)

    Things Are Different in Africa: A Memoir of Dangers and Adventures in the Congo, Frederick Edward Pitts (Congo/Mali 1992–93)
    iUniverse Press, 2004 (Buy this book)

Marshall Islands

    Life as a PCV in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979–80) and Carol Coleman, Columbia, MD: Development Through Self–Reliance, 1986 (Co–author)

    The Republic of the Marshall Islands: An Emerging Nation Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979–80), Columbia, MD: Development Through Self–Reliance, 1986

    Giving and Gaining: The Peace Corps in the Republic of Marshall Islands, Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979–80), Columbia, MD: Development Through Self–Reliance, 1991

Micronesia

    Bending to the Trade Winds: Stories of the Peace Corps Experience in Micronesia, Reilly A. Ridgell (Micronesia 1971–73), Mangilao, Guam: University of Guam Press, 1991 (Buy this book)

    The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia, P. F. Kluge (Micronesia 1967–69), NY: Random House, 1991. Univeristy of Hawaii Press, paper, 1993 (RPCV Writers & Readers’ Paul Cowan Non–Fiction Award, 1992) (Buy this book)

    The Federated States of Micronesia: An Emerging Nation – An Overview For Peace Corps Volunteers, Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979–80), Columbia, MD: Development Through Self–Reliance, 1986

    Life as a PCV in the Federated States of Micronesia, Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979–80) and Carol Coleman, Columbia, MD: Development Through Self–Reliance, 1986 (Co–author)

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Gardner Smith (Micronesia 1995º–97) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, P. F. Kluge (Mocronesia 1917–69) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Carol Wilcox Severance (Micronesia 1966–68) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Moldova

    From Airborne Ranger to Peace Corps Volunteer, Robert Donayre (Moldova 2003-05)
    Dorrance Publishing, 2007 (Buy this book)

Mongolia

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Matt Heller (Mongolia 1995–97) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

Morocco

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Orin K. Hargraves (Morocco 1980–82) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Kathy Crabb (Morocco 1995–97) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Craig Storti (Morocco 1970–72) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    Younger Than That Now: A Peace Corps Volunteer Remembers Morocco Michael Moran (Morocco 1981–83), San Antonio, TX: Full Court Press, 1994, (Buy this book)

  

Nepal

    A Classful of Gods and Goddesses in Nepal, Ruth Higbie (Nepal 1969–71), Pacific Grove, CA: Boxwood Press, 1988

    Experiencing Peace Corps as a Volunteer over Age 60, Robert W. Hugins (Nepal 1984–86, Lesotho 1991–92), Xlibris, 2001 (To purchase)

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Duane Karlen (Nepal 1970–72) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Jacqueline Francis (Nepal 1987–89) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    The Two Year Mountain: The Gripping Story of One Man’s Spiritual and Physical Odyssey in the Mountains of Nepal, Phil Deutschle (Nepal 1977–80), New York: Universe Books, 1986 (Buy this book)

Nicaragua

    A Peace Corps Profile, Kirk A. Hackenberg (Nicaragua, Chile 1977–80), Trafford, 2003 (Buy this book) Review

    Tales From The Jungle . . . A Gringa in Nicaragua, Rachel McClennen (Nicaragua 1996–98), Seattle Amigos de las Americas Volunteers, 2001 (To purchase, write wcollins3@mindspring.com

Niger

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Deborah Ball (Niger 1992–94) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Susan Rich (Niger 1984–86) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Denise Voelker (Niger 1989–92) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Nigeria

    African Odyssey: The Adventurous Journeys of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, Floyd Sandford (Nigeria 1964–66), iUniverse, 2007 (Buy this book)

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Martin Gleason (Nigeria 1961–63) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Mambila Remembered, John Bishop, Steve Clapp, Lowell Fewster, Harvey Flad and Roger Leed (all Nigeria 1963–65)
    Lulu, 2006
    (Buy this book at Lulu) Review

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Tom Hebert (Nigeria 1962–64) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    Small Bridges to One World: Perspectives of a Staff Wife, Katharyn W. Saltonstall (Nigeria, staff spouse 1963–65), Nigeria, 1963–65, Peter E. Randall, 1986

    A Peace Corps Year with Nigerians, William Shurtleff (Nigeria 1963–66). Frankfurt, Germany: Diesterweg, 1966 (To order, write the author at PO Box 234, Lafayette CA 94549–0234)

    High Risk, High Gain: A Freewheeling Account of Peace Corps Training, Alan Weiss (Nigeria 1963–64), NY: St. Martin’s Press, 1968

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Tony Zurlo (Nigeria 1965–66) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    Alhaji: A Peace Corps Adventure in Nigeria, Jane Brown Hirsch (Nigeria 1966–68), Fithian Press, 1994 (Buy this book)

    War Stories: A Memoir of Nigeria and Biafra, John Sherman (Nigeria 1966–67; Malawi 1967–68), Mesa Verde Press, 2002 (To buy this book, write  mesaverdepress@earthlink.net)

    Journey from Kilimanjaro, Hoover Liddell (Nigeria 1967–69), iUniverse, 2000 (Buy this book) REVIEW

  

Paraquay

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Rachel Peña (Paraguay 1994–96) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

Peru

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Ron Arias (Peru 1963–64) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Philippines

    Ants Have No Taste. Juliet S. Blanchard (Philippines 1962–64), NY: Vantage Press. 1980.

    Later Maybe, Beryl Gutnick (Phillipines 1989–90) Lot’s Wife Publishing, 2000 REVIEW

    From Peace Corps with Love
    by Judythe Pearson Patberg (Philippines 1970–72)
    Llumina Press
    January, 2007

    One Grain of Sand: A Peace Corps/Philippine Experience, Steve M. Shaffer (Philippines 1978), Orlando, FL: Gasat, 1988

Poland

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Mary Melina Ziemer (Poland 1990–93) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    Two Years In Poland: And Other Stories, Lawrence Brane Siddall (Poland 1997–99) (Order from publisher) Review

  

Romania

    We Wait for You: Unheard Voices from Post–Communist Romania by Annabelle Townson (Romania 2001–03) (Buy this book) REVIEW

Russia

    Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place by Sharon Dirlam (Russian Far East 1996–98), McSeas Books, 2004 (Buy this book)

Rwanda

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Andrew L. Thomas (Rwanda 1988–90) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

  

Saint Kitts

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Bob Shacochis (Eastern Caribbean 1975–76) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Senegal

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Susan Rosenfeld (Senegal 1977–81) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Peter Halper (Senegal 1977–79) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, S. A. Snyder (Senegal 1990) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Polite Society, (Novel) Melanie Sumner (Senegal 1988–90) Boston: Houghton Mifflin/Lawrence, 1995 (RPCV WRITERS & READERS’ Maria Thomas Fiction Award, 1995) (Buy this book)

    Roller Skating in the Desert, (memoir), self-published, 2007 (Buy from the author at lkaldi@hotmail.com)

    Under the Neem Tree, Susan Lowerre (Senegal 1985–87). Sag Harbor, NY: Permanent Press, 1991; Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1993 (Buy this book)

Seychelles

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Charles Kastner (Seychelles 1980–81) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

Sierra Leone

    Into Africa with the Peace Corps . . . Sierra Leone in the ’60s, Sue Sadow (Sierra Leone 1961–63), Denver, CO: Beaumont Books, 1986

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Phil Bob Hellmich (Sierra Leone 1985–89) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Gary Schulze (Sierra Leone 1961–63) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Reaching Out, Rainette Bannister Holimon (Kenya 1974–77; Sierra Leone 1990–91), iUniverse.com, 2001 (Buy this book)

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Margaret Przywara (Nigeria, Sierra Leone 1968–70) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    Hang In There: My Journey of Service Living in Caribbean and West African Cultures by Elizabeth J. Quinn (Jamaica 1985–88, Sierra Leone 1989–90)

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Kinney Thiele (Sierra Leone 1985–87) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Solomon Islands

    On the Brink of Paradise, Kim McMahill (Solomon Islands 1994–95), BuyBooksontheWeb.com, 1999 (For more information)

Somalia

    The Last Camel: True Stories about Somalia Jeanne D’Haem (Somalia 1968–70) , Red Sea Press, 1997 [ (RPCV WRITERS & READERS’ Paul Cowan Non–Fiction Award, 1998) (Buy this book)

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Charles R. Baquet (Somalia 1965–67) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

South Africa

    Inside Outside, Sydney Kling (South Africa 2001–03, DHOT, Inc. 2008

    Power Lines, Jason Carter (South Africa 1998–2000) National Geographic Society, 2002 (Buy this book)

Sri Lanka

    Serendib, Jim Toner (Sri Lanka 1989–91) The University of Georgia Press, 2001 (Buy this book)

Swaziland

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Sam Birchall (Swaziland 1991–93) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Laura Stedman (Swaziland 1994–96) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Sam Birchall (Swaziland 1991–93) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

  

Tanzania

    The Basement, Sasha Miller Newborn (Tanzania 1963–65), Mudborn Press, 1978.

    An African Season, Leonard Levitt (Tanzania 1963–65), NY: Simon & Schuster, 1967

Thailand

    Two Years in the Kingdom: The Adventures of an American Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, Blaine L. Comeaux (Thailand 1997–99), iUniverse: Writers Club Press, 2002 (Buy this book) Review

    Land of Smiles, A. A. Maytree (Thailand 1969–72), iUniverse, 2008 (Buy this book)

Togo

    Intimate Colonialsim: Head, Heart, and Body in West African Development Work, Laurie L. Charlés (Togo 1999-02), Left Coast Press, 2007 (Buy this book) Review

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Andrew Scott Berman (Togo 1967–69) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Tom Peirce (Togo 1988–90) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    The Village of Waiting, George Packer (Togo 1982–83), NY: Vintage/Random House, 1988 (Buy this book)

Tonga

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Tina Martin (Tonga 1969–71) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Tina Martin (Tonga1969–71) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Tunisia

    The Keeper of the Moon: A Memoir, Tim McLaurin (Peace Corps Volunteer, Tunisia 1978–80), NY: W. W. Norton, 1991; Anchor Books, 1992, (Buy this book)

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Lora Parisien (Tunisia 1989–91) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Turkey

    Village in the Meadows, Malcolm Pfunder (Turkey 1965-67), Çitlembik/Nettleberry Publications, 2007 (Buy this book)

    Deeply Held Dreams and Memories, Harlan Green (Turkey 1964–66), self-published, 2002 [includes poems about the writer's Peace Corps experience in Turkey (Buy from author)

Turkmenistan

    Chai Budesh? Anyone for Tea?: A Peace Corps Memoir of Turkmenistan, by Joan Heron (Turkmenistan 1995–97, PublishAmerica, 2008 (Buy this book)

  

Uganda

Ukraine

    Around the World in 857 Days, Edward Gibney (Ukraine 2003–05), Lulu, 2005 (Buy from Lulu

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, John Deever (Ukraine 1993–95) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    Singing on the Heavy Side of the World: A Peace Corps Ukraine Story, John Deever (Ukraine 1993–95), Xlibris, 2002 (To buy this book)

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Dorothy Sales (Ukriane 1995–97) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

Uzbekistan

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Beatrice Grabish (Uzbekistan 1992–94) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

    Uzbekistan: A Short Road Traveled – My Peace Corps Experience, 2001, William Duncan (Uzbekistan 2001), Artifactman Publisheing, 2005 (Buy this book)

 

Venezuela

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, Judy Harrington (Venezuela 1965–67) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1996

  

Zaire (see also Congo)

    Heart of Lightness: Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa, Anne Grimshaw Kempers (Zaire 1976–78) Portsmouth, NH: Peter E. Randall, 1993

    Letters from Zaire: A Peace Corps Life in Africa, by John Jochum (Zaire 1975–78) Winepress Publ, 2005 (Buy this book) REVIEW

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985–87) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, 1997, 1999

    The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn, Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985–87), NY: Lyons & Burford, 1990, 1996 (paper). (RPCV Writers & Readers’ Paul Cowan Non–Fiction Award, 1991) (Buy this book)

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Tina Thuermer (Zaire 1973–75) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985–87) (contributor), Peace Corps/USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995

Zambia

    The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafeness and Africa, Henry Holt Paperback, 2007 (Buy this book)

  

Collections

    14 Poems by Peace Corps Volunteers: Ecuador, Brazil, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Dahomey, Kenya, Ethiopia, India, Thailand, Korea, Caroline Islands, Fiji, Western Samoa, Dan MacGilvray (El Salvador 1973–74), editor, illustrator, Richard Hricko, self–published, 1976.

    Americans Do Their Business Abroad: Stories by People Who Should Have Known Better, But Are Glad They Didn’t. edited by Jake Fawson (Gabon 2000-02) and Steve McNutt (Gabon 2000-02) — Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Fiji, Gabon, Iran, Jamiaca, Nicaragua, Philippines, Russia, Uzbekistan.

    At Home in the World: The Peace Corps Story, edited by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64, PC/W 1965, PC/Eth. 1965–67, PC/W & PC/NY 1993–2000), Peace Corps: USGPO, 1996 — Cameroon, Cape Verde, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Honduras, Jamaica, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Swaziland, Togo, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.

    From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of the Peace Corps, edited by Geraldine Kennedy (Liberia 1962–64), Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991 (Editor) (Buy this book)

    The Funniest Job You’ll Ever Love: An Anthology of Peace Corps Humor, James Cloutier (Kenya 1965–67) compiler and illustrator, Eugene, OR: West Cascade RPCVs, 1990; Second Edition, Beryl Brinkman (Afghanistan 1967–69) compiler, James Cloutier (Kenya 1965–67) illustrator, 1991

    Going Up Country, Travel Essays by Peace Corps Writers, edited by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64, PC/W 1965, PC/Eth. 1965–67, PC/W & PC/NY 1993–2000) , Scribner’s, 1994 (Buy this book)

    Letters from the Peace Corps, Iris Luce, Washington: Robert B. Luce, Inc., 1964 (Editor)

    Living on the Edge: Fiction by Peace Corps Writers, John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64, PC/W 1965, PC/Eth. 1965–67, PC/W & PC/NY 1993–2000), editor and (contributor), Curbstone Press, 1999 (Buy this book)

    Peace Corps: The Great Adventure, edited by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64, PC/W 1965, PC/Eth. 1965–67, PC/W & PC/NY 1993–2000), Peace Corps, USGPO, 1997, 1999 — Cameroon, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Guatemala, Guinea–Bissau, Iran, Liberia, Malawi, Micronesia, Mongoilia, Morocco, Nepal, Paraguay, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tonga, Ukraine, Zaire

    Peace Course: Recipes from Around the World, Peace Corps/Vista Alumni of Colorado, Denver, CO: 1985

    To Touch the World: The Peace Corps Experience, edited by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64, PC/W 1965, PC/Eth. 1965–67, PC/W & PC/NY 1993–2000), Peace Corps, USGPO, DC, 1994, 1995 — Botswana, Cameroon, Chile, Dominica, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Guinea–Bissau, Guatemala, Hungary, Micronesia, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Poland, Saint Kitts, Sierra Leone, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, Zaire

    Voices From the Field: Reading and Writing About the World, Ourselves and Others, Betsi Shays (Fiji 68–70) et al, Washington: Peace Corps, 2002 (to download a PDF copy) — Congo, Guatemala, Guinea–Bissau, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Papau New Guinea Volunteer Tales: Experiences of Working Abroad, edited by Savita Bailur & Helen Rana, Cambridge, England: Lutterworth Press, 2003
    PCVs: Ethiopia, Morocco, Nicaragua, Senegal, Suriname, Western Samoa
    (Buy this book at Amazon.co.uk)

  

General

    So, You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go, Dillon Banerjee (Cameroon 1994–96), Ten Speed Press, 2000 (Buy this book)

    Anthropology and the Peace Corps: Case Studies in Career Preparation, Brian E. Schwimmer (Ghana 1964–66) D. Michael Warren, Ames, IA: Iowa State University Press, 1992

    The Original, Unauthorized Up Country Without a Paddle Peace Corps Survival Manual, Larry Thistle, no publisher, 1990.

    Overseas Volunteer Programs by Robert C. Morris (Pakistan 1963–64), Lexington, Mass: Lexington Books, D.C. Heath & Co., 1973

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