Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Peace Corps Essays: ToC


Table of Contents
Series Preface xv
Jane Albritton
Foreword xix
John Coyne
Introduction xxv
Part One
On Our Way…And Back Again
Why I Joined the Peace Corps 3
RobertKlein
Ghana
There at the Beginning 10
Tom Katus, George Johnson, Alex Veech, L. GilbertGriffis
Tanzania
Learning to Speak 19
Tom Weller
Chad
First and Last Days 29
BobPowers
Malawi
Hena Kisoa Kely and Blue Nail Polish 31
Amanda Wonson
Madagascar
Coming to Sierra Leone 35
Sarah Moffett-Guice
Sierra Leone
Shattering and Using Book Learning 41
Susan L. Schwartz
Sierra Leone
The Adventures Overseas 44
LarryW. Harms
Guinea/Niger
A Toubac in the Gloaming 50
E. T. Stafne
Senegal
Family Affair 53
Arne Vanderburg
The World
Your Parents Visited You in Africa? 60
Solveig Nilsen
Ethiopia
What I Tell My Students 68
William G. Moseley
Mali
Slash and Burn 75
KellyMcCorkendale
Madagascar
Two Years Lasts a Lifetime 84
SallyCytron Gati
Nigeria
Sister Stella Seams Serene 90
StarleyTalbottAnderson
South Africa
Late Evening 99
Lenore Waters
Ivory Coast/Côte d’Ivoire
The Forty-Eight Hour Rule 101
Martin R. Ganzglass
Somalia
Full Circle 108
Delfi Messinger
Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo
A Promise Kept 111
Beth Duff-Brown
Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo
The Utopia of the Village 127
Heather Corinne Cumming
Africa
Part Two
WhyAre We Here?
The Engine Catches 133
Susanna Lewis
Mozambique
Yaka 137
KellyJ. Morris
Togo
Nous Sommes Ensemble 141
Anna Russo
Cameroon
The Sweetest Gift 144
Jayne Bielecki
Cape Verde
The Conference 149
MarcyL. Spaulding
Mali
Girls’ School 157
Marsa Laird
Somalia
Testimony 163
Stephanie Bane
Chad
African Woman 171
Dorothea Hertzberg
Burkina Faso
My Rice Crop 173
Edmund Blair Bolles
Tanzania
Gentle Winds of Change 179
Donald Holm
Ethiopia
La Supermarché 185
Jennifer L. Giacomini
Togo
Mokhotlong 191
Allison ScottMatlack
Lesotho
Changing School 196
Sandra Echols Sharpe
Tanzania
The Season of Omagongo 204
Alan Barstow
Namibia
Tapping 212
Eric Stone
Kenya
The Drums of Democracy 227
Paul P. Pometto II
Dahomey/Benin
Part Three
Getting Through the Days
Boys & Girls 233
Ryan N. Smith
The Gambia
I’d Wanted to Go to Africa, But the Peace Corps 235Sent Me to Sierra Leone
BobHixon Julyan
Sierra Leone
Breakfast 242
Jed Brody
Benin
Daily Life 245
Kathleen Moore
Ethopia
Watoto of Tanzania 250
Linda Chen See
Tanzania
Begging Turned on Its Head 257
Karen Hlynsky
Sierra Leone
Time 261
Patricia Owen
Senegal
Learning to Play the Game of Life 265
Lawrence Grobel
Ghana
A First Real Job 273
JoyMarburger
Sierra Leone
It’s Condom Day! 277
Sera Arcaro
Namibia
The Civilized Way 282
BryantWieneke
Niger
Who Controls the Doo-Doo? 288
JayDavidson
Mauritania
The Ride Home 292
Bina Dugan
Zimbabwe
The Little Things 296
Stephanie Gottlieb
Burkina Faso
There Will Be Mud 299
Bruce Kahn
Malawi
The Hammam in Rabat 305
Shauna Steadman
Morocco
Straight Razors in Heaven 308
Paul Negley, Jr.
Morocco
Big Butts Are Beautiful! 311
JanetGrace Riehl
Botswana
Monsieur Robert Loves Rats 315
BobWalker
Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo
Imani 319
Daniel Franklin
Burkina Faso
Part Four
Close Encounters
Hail, Sinner! I Go to Church 327
Floyd Sandford
Nigeria
A Visit From H.I.M. 335
Carol Beddo
Ethiopia
Moon Rocket 342
RobertE. Gribbin
Kenya
Bury My Shorts at Chamborro Gorge 346
Thor Hanson
Uganda
Near Death in Africa 354
NancyBiller
Chad
Boeuf Madagaskara 358
Jacquelyn Z. Brooks
Madagascar
The Baobob Tree 362
Kara Garbe
Burkina Faso
The Sports Bar 369
Leita Kaldi Davis
Senegal
One Last Party 373
Paula Zoromski
Niger
The Peace Corps in a War Zone 376
Tom Gallagher
Ethiopia
Holding the Candle 382
Suzanne Meagher Owen
Tunisia
A Morning 385
Enid S. Abrahami
Senegal
A Brother in Need 389
Genevieve Murakami
Senegal
A Tree Grows in Niamey 396
Stephanie Oppenheimer-Streb
Niger
Jaarga 400
BetsyPolhemus
Senegal
For Lack of a Quarter… 408
Irene G. Brammertz
Zaire/Democratic Republic of Congo
Crazy Cat Lady 411
Michelle Stoner
Niger
Elephant Morning 419
Aaron Barlow
Togo
At Night the Bushes Whisper 425
Jack Meyers
Somalia
Part Five
Sustainable Peace
Children of the Rains 441
Michael Toso
Niger
Acknowledgments 447
About the Editor 453 

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