Spotlight on Peace Corps Memoirs
Peace Corps Volunteers write. They write diaries, letters home, blogs, e-mails to friends. They struggle to capture the sights, smells, sounds, and tastes, once so foreign, that have now become familiar. These endeavors often become memoirs of two years in the Peace Corps. This month, World Wise Schools offers excerpts and readings from some compelling Peace Corps memoirs.
New to World Wise SchoolsMonique and the Mango Rains, by Kris Holloway ( Mali )
- “A Morning of Weighing Babies”: Story. Podcast. Lesson.
- “The Death of Old Woman Kelema”: Story. Podcast. Lesson.
- Listen to Kris talk about writing and getting published.
Oldies But Goodies
The Ponds of Kalambayi, by Mike Tidwell (Zaire, now Democratic Republic of the Congo)
River Town, by Peter Hessler (China)
Living Poor, by Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador)
- “The Student Arrives at the Door”: Story.
Serendib, by Jim Toner (Sri Lanka)
Singing on the Heavy Side of the World, by John Deever (Ukraine)