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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Honduras and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that although we try to make sure that all links are active and current, we cannot guarantee it. If you do not have access to the Internet, visit your local library. Libraries may offer free Internet usage and often let you print information to take home.  
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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Kenya, or to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Pease keep in mind that although we have tried to make sure all these links are active and current, we cannot guarantee it.  
  
A note of caution: As you surf the Internet, be aware that you may find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to express opinions about the Peace Corps based on their own experiences, including comments by those who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. These opinions are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S.  government, and we hope you will keep in mind that no two people experience their service in the same way.  
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A Note of Caution: As you surf these sites, beware that you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to give opinions and advice based on their own experiences. The opinions expressed are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government. You may find opinions of people who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace CorpsAs you read these comments, we hope you will keep in mind that the Peace Corps is not for everyone, and no two people experience their service in the same way.  
  
===General Information About Honduras===  
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===General Information About Kenya===  
  
http://www.countrywatch.com <br>
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http://www.lonelyplanet.com <br>
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Tegucigalpa to how to convert from the dollar to the lempira.  Just click on Honduras and go from there.
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Visit this site to learn all you need to know about any country in the world.  
 
 
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations  <br>
 
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.  
 
  
 
http://www.state.gov  <br>
 
http://www.state.gov  <br>
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Honduras and learn more about its social and political history.  
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The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Kenya and learn more about its social and political history.  
  
 
http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm  <br>
 
http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm  <br>
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.  
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This site includes links to all the official sites for governments of countries around the world.  
  
http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm  <br>
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http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm  <br>
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information, and each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.  
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This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information about countries around the world. Each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.  
  
 
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp  <br>
 
http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp  <br>
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the UN.  
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This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.  
  
 
http://www.worldinformation.com  <br>
 
http://www.worldinformation.com  <br>
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about 228 countries.  
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This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries throughout the world.  
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===Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees===
  
===Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees ===
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http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/peacecorps  <br>
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This Yahoo site hosts a bulletin board where prospective Volunteers and returned Volunteers can come together.
  
 
http://www.rpcv.org  <br>
 
http://www.rpcv.org  <br>
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local Volunteer activities.  
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This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local volunteer activities. Or skip straight to the Friends of Kenya site: www.friendsofkenya.org.  
  
 
http://www.rpcvwebring.org  <br>
 
http://www.rpcvwebring.org  <br>
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http://www.peacecorpswriters.org  <br>
 
http://www.peacecorpswriters.org  <br>
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts of their Peace Corps service.  
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This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts from countries around the world.
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===Online Articles/Current News Sites About Kenya ===
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http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/  <br>
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Site of the Daily Nation
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http://www.eastandard.net  <br>
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Site of the East African Standard
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http://allafrica.com/kenya/  <br>
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News wire stories about Kenya
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http://www.kenyaweb.com/index.php  <br>
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A site with news and travel and general information about Kenya
  
===Online Articles/Current News Sites About Honduras===
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http://www.nbnet.co.ke  <br>
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Site of NairobiNet online, a Kenyan Internet service provider
  
http://www.honduras.net <br>
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http://www.wananchi.com <br>
A Honduran Web portal with a variety of resources
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Another Kenyan Internet service provider
  
http://www.marrder.com/htw  <br>
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===International Development Sites About Kenya ===
Online version of Honduras This Week, an English-language weekly newspaper
 
  
http://www.hondudata.com <br>
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http://www.usaid.gov/locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/kenya/ <br>
General information about Honduras (in Spanish)
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The U.S. Agency for International Development
  
===Recommended Books===
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http://www.un.org  <br>
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The United Nations
  
# Acker, Alison. Honduras: The Making of a Banana Republic. Cambridge, Mass.: South End Press, 1989.  
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# Alvarado, Elvia. Don’t Be Afraid, Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks From the Heart (The Story of Elvia Alvarado). New York: HarperCollins, 1989.
 
# Amaya Amador, Ramón. Prisión Verde (Green Prison). Tegucigalpa, Honduras: Editorial Universitaria, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Honduras, 1987. (In Spanish)
 
# Berryman, Phillip. Inside Central America: The Essential Facts Past and Present on El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. New York: Pantheon Books, 1985.
 
# Guzman, Juda. Memories of a Central American. New York: Vantage Press, 1988.
 
  
===Books About the Peace Corps===  
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===Recommended Books about Kenya and Africa===  
  
# Banerjee, Dillon. So You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, 2000 (paperback).  
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# Elkins, Caroline. Imperial Reckoning : The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya. Owl Books (reprint edition). 2005.
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# Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2003.  
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# Halperin, Helena. I Laugh So I Won't Cry: Kenya's Women Tell the Story of Their Lives. Africa World Press. 2005.  
 
# Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin.  Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999.  
 
# Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin.  Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999.  
# Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001.
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# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of Africa. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.  
# Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need Is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000 (paperback).  
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# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). Hartmattan: A Journey Across the Sahara. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1994.  
# Lucas, C. Payne, and Kevin Lowther. Keeping Kennedy’s Promise: The Peace Corps’ Moment of Truth (2nd ed.). Peace Corps Online, 2002.  
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# Parkinson, Tom and Matt Phillips. Lonely Planet Kenya, 6th edition. Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd. Victoria: Australia. 2006.  
# Redmon, Coates. Come as You Are: The Peace Corps Story. Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt, 1986.  
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# Tidwell, Mike. The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press, 1990, 1996 (paperback).  
# Thomsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969, 1997 (paperback).  
 
# Tidwell, Mike. The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn. Guilford, Conn.: The Lyons Press, 1990, 1996 (paperback).  
 
  
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===Books About the History of the Peace Corps===
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# Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000. 
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# Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
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# Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.
  
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===Books on the Volunteer Experience===
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# Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
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# Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
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# Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.
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# Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
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# Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.) From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
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# Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
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Revision as of 17:07, 27 March 2008

Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Kenya, or to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Pease keep in mind that although we have tried to make sure all these links are active and current, we cannot guarantee it.

A Note of Caution: As you surf these sites, beware that you will find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to give opinions and advice based on their own experiences. The opinions expressed are not those of the Peace Corps or the U.S. government. You may find opinions of people who were unhappy with their choice to serve in the Peace Corps. As you read these comments, we hope you will keep in mind that the Peace Corps is not for everyone, and no two people experience their service in the same way.

General Information About Kenya

http://www.lonelyplanet.com
Visit this site to learn all you need to know about any country in the world.

http://www.state.gov
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Kenya and learn more about its social and political history.

http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments of countries around the world.

http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm
This online world atlas includes maps and geographical information about countries around the world. Each country page contains links to other sites, such as the Library of Congress, that contain comprehensive historical, social, and political background.

http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.

http://www.worldinformation.com
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries throughout the world.

Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees

http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/peacecorps
This Yahoo site hosts a bulletin board where prospective Volunteers and returned Volunteers can come together.

http://www.rpcv.org
This is the site of the National Peace Corps Association, made up of returned Volunteers. On this site you can find links to all the Web pages of the “friends of” groups for most countries of service, made up of former Volunteers who served in those countries. There are also regional groups who frequently get together for social events and local volunteer activities. Or skip straight to the Friends of Kenya site: www.friendsofkenya.org.

http://www.rpcvwebring.org
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the Web Ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.

http://www.peacecorpswriters.org
This site is hosted by a group of returned Volunteer writers. It is a monthly online publication of essays and Volunteer accounts from countries around the world.

Online Articles/Current News Sites About Kenya

http://www.nationmedia.com/dailynation/
Site of the Daily Nation

http://www.eastandard.net
Site of the East African Standard

http://allafrica.com/kenya/
News wire stories about Kenya

http://www.kenyaweb.com/index.php
A site with news and travel and general information about Kenya

http://www.nbnet.co.ke
Site of NairobiNet online, a Kenyan Internet service provider

http://www.wananchi.com
Another Kenyan Internet service provider

International Development Sites About Kenya

http://www.usaid.gov/locations/sub-saharan_africa/countries/kenya/
The U.S. Agency for International Development

http://www.un.org
The United Nations


Recommended Books about Kenya and Africa

  1. Elkins, Caroline. Imperial Reckoning : The Untold Story of Britain's Gulag in Kenya. Owl Books (reprint edition). 2005.
  2. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2003.
  3. Halperin, Helena. I Laugh So I Won't Cry: Kenya's Women Tell the Story of Their Lives. Africa World Press. 2005.
  4. Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999.
  5. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of Africa. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  6. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). Hartmattan: A Journey Across the Sahara. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1994.
  7. Parkinson, Tom and Matt Phillips. Lonely Planet Kenya, 6th edition. Lonely Planet Publications Pty. Ltd. Victoria: Australia. 2006.
  8. Tidwell, Mike. The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press, 1990, 1996 (paperback).

Books About the History of the Peace Corps

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

Books on the Volunteer Experience

  1. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, CA: McSeas Books, 2004.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, WA: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, NY: Picador, 2003.
  4. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, NY: Perennial, 2001.
  5. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.) From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, CA: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  6. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).