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Barbara Restle
Posted on Tuesday, January 07, 2003 - 1:45 pm:   

A Memoire, a book titled SHADOW OVER FIJI author is Barbara Restle, published by Vantage Press is her experience as Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji as an agricultural advisor on a 3,000 a. cattle scheme. Can order on internet or from her directly.
Thomas Phipps
Posted on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 9:08 am:   

At the U.S. Treasury, I'm editor of "The Financial Connection," a quarterly newsmagazine for banks and Federal agencies. A cover article in the Jan./Feb. 2003 issue will feature PC evacuation from Ivory Coast, with emphasis on Treasury's US Debit Card, which benefited evacuees. I'd like your permission to use a photo of volunteers boarding a plane (your news item of Sept. 27, 2002, "Peace Corps Volunteers Safe in Ivory Coast"). Please advise ASAP and confirm AP is the photo source, for attribution. Thanks.
William Kirtley
Posted on Saturday, April 05, 2003 - 10:58 am:   

I am writing because I am a Peace Corps Volunteer who co-wrote a book on AIDS in Africa that documents the experiences of ordinary Africans living with the disease, and I think that you might be interested in such a work.

This true story, written during two years in the Ivory Coast as a Peace Corps Volunteer, sheds light on the meaning of AIDS in ordinary African communities in a way that is difficult to achieve via fragmentary news reports or conventional studies of the disease. It traces the life of two African families, one in a village, and one in a modern town, who are forced to come to terms with AIDS in a context of economic decline, changing mores, social turmoil, and political uncertainty.

Although both of the families documented in our work failed to gain access to life-saving retroviral drugs, and although the principal characters in the work eventually succumbed to AIDS, it is our belief that their tragic story can help westerners understand the complicated social context of AIDS, and the scale of the epidemic, in a very readable fashion.

This book is available in PDF format at (to link directly to the book and sample chapters, please click on All profits from the work go to Ivorians who have been affected by AIDS.

Please email me if you have any questions about this work, and please feel free to forward this email to anyone interested in AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

Yours truly,
William Kirtley
80 Rue de Lagny
Paris, FRANCE 75020

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