Blogs in January 2022

A New Day Dawns (Travels with Terry #2) 12th January 2022

He’s Back! In his first book, Immersed in West Africa, Terry Lister took readers on a harrowing West African adventure in Senegal, Mauritania, the Gambia, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. In A New Day Dawning, the second installment of the...

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The Civilized World: A Novel in Stories 14th April 2020

A glorious literary debut set in Africa about five unforgettable women–two of them haunted by a shared tragedy–whose lives intersect in unexpected and sometimes explosive ways When Adjoa leaves Ghana to find work in the Ivory Coast, she hopes...

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At the Edge of the Village 19th February 2020

Being a missionary in Ivory Coast, West Africa is not only about dangers, hard work, and culture shock, interspersed with moments of high joy and deep sorrow; it is life found in the small and daily things, the quotidian...

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Tarnished Ivory 19th February 2020

As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ivory Coast (1973-75) and a Peace Corps trainer in Mali (1986), Peter Bourque kept a personal journal and wrote over 55 letters back to the States. In them, he described the satisfactions and...

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Waiting For The Wild Beasts To Vote 17th February 2020

Ahmadou Kourouma’s remarkable novel is narrated by Bingo, a West African sora – storyteller and king’s fool. Over the course of five nights he tells the life story of Koyaga, President and Dictator of the Gulf Coast. Orphaned at...

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