Brendan Held has written a kind review of Hard As Kerosene, It can be found here.
There's now an interview relating to my novel Hard as Kerosene up on the Peace Corps Worldwide site. The book is published through the Peace Corps Writers imprint that is part of the Peace Corps Worldwide project of John Coyne and Marian Haley Beil. It allows those of us who want to publish our stories (fiction … Continue reading Interview for Peace Corps Writers
Tony D'Souza has reviewed our book One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo for John Coyne's "Peace Corps Writers."
City Tech’s Aaron Barlow Marks 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps With New Book Focused on Volunteers’ Experiences in AfricaBrooklyn, NY -- May 18, 2011 -- The Peace Corps is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and Aaron Barlow, assistant professor of English at New York City College of Technology (City Tech), is providing the perfect … Continue reading Press Release on One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo
Please don't get me wrong: I love Peace Corps. I think it provides something to the Volunteers and to the world--and to the United States, specifically--that little else ever can.But that doesn't mean it is perfect. Far from it.In addition, like almost any organization, Peace Corps has spent time trying to protect its image that … Continue reading Hidden Peace Corps
...I took just seconds before the elephant charged up the small hill I was standing on.I still have the Yashica-D twin-lens reflex camera I took this with. The Leica that took the slide I snapped just after, just before the elephant charged, has disappeared--as has the slide itself. As has the negative for this print. … Continue reading This Is the Picture…
Jane Albritton, series editor and guiding force behind the "Peace Corps @ 50" series, tells me that the publisher is about to send the proofs of One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo off to the printer--which means that it should be in stores in March. As usual, there are further changes I would like, … Continue reading "One Hand Does Not Catch a Buffalo"
The death of Sargent Shriver reminds me once more of what government can do, when its people rise above parsimony and act as though they believe in themselves, their country, and the world. For thousands of us Americans, Peace Corps was defining, bringing us out of the narrow confines of home and into the large … Continue reading The Peace Corps Legacy
[Crossposted from Free Exchange on Campus]When I was in Peace Corps, I taught farmers the rudiments of using oxen for plowing. I did this at an instruction center in the north of the West African nation of Togo. It was a complicated task: Aside from the actual plowing, the farmers had to learn to 1) … Continue reading Why I Teach