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I Miss the Rain in Africa: Peace Corps as a Third Act
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. Returning home becomes a surreal experience in ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published May 1st 2021
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“Will you still need me, will you still feed me/When I'm sixty-four” were taken literally by the author when she went into the Peace Corps in northern Uganda when she was, yep, 64. If you’ve been, this book is a delight, and I walked beside her all the way to her return in 2014. She brought energy and organization to her discombobulated PC posting. If you haven’t been, you see how the second part of this book recreates the need for a life reinvention and how one person went about it. The author ...more
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