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1984: Mike Tidwell served in Zaire in Near Ngandajika beginning in 1984
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Mike Tidwell can be contacted at mwtidwellaaoldcom
Country of Service: Zaire
Training Group: Fisheries, Sept-Dec. 1984
Cities you served in: Near Ngandajika
Arrival Year: 1984
Departure Year: 1987
Work Description: Fisheries
Bring us up to date on your life after the peace corps:
Since leaving Zaire in 1987, I've worked mostly as a freelance writer, publishing
hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles and five nonfiction books,
including a memoir of Peace Corps exerience called The Ponds of Kalambayi. I
now live in Takoma Park, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C., with my
wife Catherine Varchaver and our four-year-old son Sasha.
Any thoughts you have now looking back on peace corps days?:
The PC experience was the most formative period of my life. It shaped me as a
Anyone you are looking for or would like to hear from?:
I'd love to hear from anyone from my Sept. '84 fisheries training group
Originally posted: February 27, 2002
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