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I miss the rain in Africa : Peace Corps as a third act: a tale of transformation

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Summary:

At a time when her friends were planning cushy retirements, Nancy Wesson instead walked away from a comfortable life and business to head out as a Peace Corps Volunteer in post-war Northern Uganda. She embraced wholeheartedly the grand adventure of living in a radically different culture, while turning old skills into wisdom. Nancy shows us the power of stepping into the void to reconfigure life and enter the wilderness of the uncharted territory of our own memories and psyche, to mine the gems hidden therein. funny, Heartbreaking, insightful and tender, I MISS THE RAIN IN AFRICA is the story of honoring the self, discovering a new lens through which to view life and finding joy along the path. -- from back cover.
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Hood River County Library 921 WESSON 2021 (Text) 33892100744458 Adult New Books Book None 07/20/2021 Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781615995769
  • ISBN: 9781615995769
  • ISBN: 9781615995752
  • ISBN: 9781615995745
  • Physical Description: x, 279 pages: map ; 24 cm
    print
  • Publisher: Ann Arbor, Michigan : Modern History Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: How It Started -- Part One - Muzungu: Foreigner -- Welcome to Hell -- WHY: What I knew then -- Fixin' to get Ready -- Boot Camp: You're in the Army Peace Corps Now -- HomeStay -- Pinky, the Teflon Dog -- Haircuts and Chocolate -- Gulu Town -- The Light at the End of Tunnel -- Part Two - It Begins -- Getting to Site -- Shut Up and Listen -- New Digs -- Rain -- The Quest -- You Have Been Lost -- The Teakettle -- Emotional Roller Coaster -- Screams -- A Day in the Life of A Bus -- The Way Things Are Done -- Dry Season, Lizards and FIRE -- Gulu Loves Dolly Parton and The Man in Blue -- What Fresh Hell Is This? -- A loko leb Acholi ma nok nok -- The Six-Month Trough -- The United Nations Comes to Town -- Critters -- But What Are You Doing There? -- Part Three - Settling In -- Eleven Months in Country: Sober Thoughts -- Going and Coming: It came from where? -- Peace Camp -- And Then There Was Ebola -- Sometimes it Works, Sometimes it Doesn't -- Fits and Starts -- Looking Back at Mid-service -- Pillowcase Dresses: Literacy in a New Light -- Ugly Americans? -- Part Four The Final Stretch -- Peter -- A Library for Children -- Hearing Aids DeJa Vu -- Tragedy Strikes -- Texas In the Rear View Mirror -- We've Been Sleeping Around -- Keeping Girls in School -- The Broken Digit -- Fixin' to Get Ready -- A Parallel Universe -- Part Five -- Intermission -- Reassembling -- Where Is Home? -- Jigsaw Puzzle -- No Going Home -- Part Six -- Answers -- The Thing That Started It All -- Casting About -- Heartbeat -- Another Cottage -- Rescripting History -- Lessons from my Mother -- Gifts my Father Gave Me -- The Alchemy of Shift -- What If... -- Apwoyo Matek: Thank you -- A Brief History of Northern Uganda: The Horrors of War.
Summary, etc.: At a time when her friends were planning cushy retirements, Nancy Wesson instead walked away from a comfortable life and business to head out as a Peace Corps Volunteer in post-war Northern Uganda. She embraced wholeheartedly the grand adventure of living in a radically different culture, while turning old skills into wisdom. Nancy shows us the power of stepping into the void to reconfigure life and enter the wilderness of the uncharted territory of our own memories and psyche, to mine the gems hidden therein. funny, Heartbreaking, insightful and tender, I MISS THE RAIN IN AFRICA is the story of honoring the self, discovering a new lens through which to view life and finding joy along the path. -- from back cover.
Subject: Uganda History 1979-
Americans Uganda Biography
Volunteer workers in social service Uganda Biography
Peace Corps (U.S.) Uganda
Wesson, Nancy Daniel 1947-
Genre: Autobiographies.
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