From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of the Peace Corps

Overview

After more than 45 years and more than 200,000 volunteers, the Peace Corps, as an expression of America's abiding hope and idealism, is firmly established in the national consciousness.

Peace Corps writers are producing a rich body of literature illuminating the Third World in which they lived. We are proud to bring them together for the first time in this widely acclaimed anthology.

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Overview

After more than 45 years and more than 200,000 volunteers, the Peace Corps, as an expression of America's abiding hope and idealism, is firmly established in the national consciousness.

Peace Corps writers are producing a rich body of literature illuminating the Third World in which they lived. We are proud to bring them together for the first time in this widely acclaimed anthology.

Includes stories set in Kenya, the Caribbean, South Korea, Togo, Nepal, Zaire, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, and Ecuador.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780962863202
  • Publisher: Clover Park Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1991
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Geraldine Kennedy, Editor: Geraldine Kennedy served with the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers in Liberia during the heady time of independence for many African nations. She returned to the United States to raise a family, serve in local government, earn a masters degree, and found a publishing company. She lives happily in sunny Southern California.

Contributors:

Kathleen Coskran
Eileen Drew
Tom Heidlebaugh
Barbara Kerley
William McCauley
George Packer
Bob Shacochis
Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
Kinney Theile
Maria Thomas
Moritz Thomsen
Mike Tidwell
Richard Wiley

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Table of Contents

Maps accompany each of the stories in this anthology.

Facing Mount Kenya, Kathleen Coskran
Hunger, Bob Shacochis
My First Lion Hunt, Tom Heidlebaugh
Retreat, Richard Wiley
Neighbors, Maria Thomas
Khaki and Goatskin, George Packer
Ancient Shells, Eileen Drew
The Brave Ooarior, Barbara Kerley
Ilunga's Harvest, Mike Tidwell
Mi Padi Dohn Lehf Mi, Kinney Thiele
Gary and the Pigs, Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
Foday, William McCauley
Ramon, Moritz Thomsen

The contents include an introduction by Sargeant Shriver, first director of the Peace Corps, and a map of the West Africa with the route of the journey.

The contents include a map of Benin with place names prominent in the story and a pictorial map of the town of Glazoue.

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