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The true story of a London schoolteacher, who, tired of the rat race and brooding over a failed relationship, uproots and volunteers to teach in rural Africa for two years. Sent to the Republic of Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness, he finds eager pupils struggling in a tough environment. In between battling snakes, stomach bugs and death-defying bus journeys , Mark 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 his reflections on problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It is also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa.

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Mark Burke
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Publish Date  October 06, 2009

Dimensions  Pocket  190 pgs   Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)

Category  Travel

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Southernshad

Southernshad says

I loved this book's frankness and genuine interest in bettering the education and health system in rural Africa. Serious and intelligent reflections infused with warmth, wit and good humour. Five stars.

posted at 01:38pm Nov 09 PST

Southernshad

Southernshad says

I loved this book's frankness and genuine interest in bettering the education and health system in rural Africa. Serious and intelligent reflections infused with warmth, wit and good humour. Five stars.

posted at 01:37pm Nov 09 PST

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