List of resources for Swaziland

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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Swaziland and to connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that although we try 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 century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia 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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[edit] General Information About Swaziland

http://www.countrywatch.com/
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Mbabane to how to convert from the dollar to the lilangeni. Just click on Swaziland and go from there.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost 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 Swaziland 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 worldwide.

http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm
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.

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 around the world.

[edit] Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees

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 century 21 broker properti jual beli sewa rumah Indonesia 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 go straight to the Friends of Swaziland site:http://pages.prodigy. net/vonreyn/index.htm.

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 of their Peace Corps service.

[edit] Online Articles/Current News Sites About Swaziland

http://www.gov.sz/
The official government website, which also contains a link to Swaziland Today, a weekly newsletter

http://www.times.co.sz/
The website of Swaziland’s only daily newspaper

http://mbabane.usembassy.gov/
The website of the U.S. Embassy in Mbabane

http://allafrica.com/Swaziland/
A site with news from all regions of Africa

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/default.stm
Current news from the BBC

http://www.irinnews.org/frontpage.asp
A site sponsored by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

http://www.sadc.int/
The website of the Southern Africa Development Community

http://www.africaaction.org/index.php
The website of Africa Action, a U.S. organization that works for political, economic, and social justice in Africa International Development Sites About Swaziland

http://www.unaids.org
A United Nations site with thorough information on the AIDS epidemic

http://www.usaid.gov
Site of the U.S. Agency for International Development

http://www.worldbank.org
Site of the World Bank

http://www.wfp.org/english/
Site of the World Food Programme, the United Nations’ main agency in the fight against global hunger

[edit] Recommended Books

  1. Hall, James. Sangoma: My Odyssey Into the Spirit World of Africa. Carmichael, Calif.: Touchstone Books, 1995.
  2. Kessler, Cristina. All the King’s Animals: The Return of Endangered Wildlife to Swaziland. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press, 2001.
  3. Krog, Antjie. Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa. Times Books, 2000.
  4. Locke, Ron and Peter Quantrill. Zulu Vanquished: The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom. London: Greenhill Books, 2005.
  5. Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. London: Little Brown, 1995.

[edit] 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, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

[edit] Books on the Volunteer Experience

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

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