Glimmers of Hope : Memoir of a VSO in Zambia

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When Mark decided to leave his London life in 2004 and seek a new direction in Africa, he had no idea of the challenges, triumphs and failures that were awaiting him. Sent to Zambia by Voluntary Service Overseas with a remit to teach maths, HIV/AIDS and Gender Equality education, he ends up in a rural setting trying to cope with culture shock, loneliness and a challenging physical environment. Whilst battling stomach bugs, snakes and unco-operative colleagues, he finds both hope in unusual places, and corruption where he least expects. This memoir is both a recollection of his more vivid memories of eastern province, and also his reflections on the problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa, and a handy anecdotal 'survival guide' for such volunteers.
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  • By Valeria Sosa
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Definitely keeps you engaged all the way through..." I found this book to be quite touching and I can honestly say it took me there. I have always wanted to do something like this author did but admittedly, have always been afraid I would not be able to handle 2 years in area that rural. The author recounted his experience in such a real fashion, I feel now like I could pursue this type of humanitarian venture with realistic expectations. His descriptions and analyses of situations were very honest and observant. I found it refreshing to find a book that didn't occupy itself with the clichés of personal struggle and simply told a story people want to hear. All in all I would highly recommend this book to everyone! ENJOY THE READ!
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September 28, 2011
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