List of resources for Zambia

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We offer a list of Web sites for you to search for additional information about the Peace Corps and connect you to returned Volunteers and other invitees. Please keep in mind that links change. We have tried to make sure all these links are active and current, but we cannot guarantee it. If you do not have access to the Internet, visit your local library. Libraries offer free Internet usage and often let you print information to take home.

A note of caution: As you surf these sites, please also remember 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 United States government. You may also 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.

http://www.countrywatch.com
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Tashkent to information about converting currency from the dollar to the ruble. Just click on your country of service and go from there.

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

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/
This site is part of the U.S. State Department, which issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find your country of service and learn more about the social and political history.

http://zambia.usembassy.gov/
The website for the U.S. embassy in Lusaka, Zambia.

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://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 backgrounds.

http://www.un.org/pubs/cyberschoolbus/
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 228 countries worldwide.

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

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 Zambia:

http://www.times.co.zm
Times of Zambia

http://www.zambia.co.zm
Zambia Online

http://www.thezambian.com/
The Zambian

International Aid Organizational Sites About Zambia:

http://www.usaid.gov/locations/

http://www.fews.net/
USAID Famine Early Warning Systems Network

http://www.worldbank.org/
World Bank


Recommended Books:

  1. Baylies, Carolyn L. and Janet Bujra. AIDS, Sexuality and Gender in Africa: The Struggle Continues. Routledge Publishers, 2001.
  2. Bull, Schuyler and Alan Male. Along the Luangwa: The Story of an African Floodplain (Nature Conservancy Habitat). Soundprints, 1999.
  3. Burdette, Marcia. Zambia: Between Two Worlds. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1988.
  4. Hansen, Karen Tranberg. Salaula: The World of Secondhand Clothing and Zambia. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, August 2000.
  5. Kelly, Robert C. (editor), et al. Zambia Country Review. CountryWatch.com, December 1999.

Books About the Peace Corps:

  1. Banerjee, Dillon. So You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, 2000 (paperback).
  2. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2003.
  3. Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999.
  4. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001.
  5. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need Is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000 (paperback).
  6. Thomsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969, 1997 (paperback).
  7. Tidwell, Mike. The Ponds of Kalambayi. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press, 1990, 1996 (paperback).