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Publisher Comments:

Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of Lavié (the name means "wait a little more") in tiny and underdeveloped Togo, Packer reveals his own schooling at the hands of an unforgettable array of townspeople--peasants, chiefs, charlatans, children, market women, cripples, crazies, and those who, having lost or given up much of their traditional identity and fastened their hopes on "development," find themselves trapped between the familiar repetitions of rural life and the chafing monotony of waiting for change.

About the Author

George Packer's journalism and essays have appeared in Harper's; The New York Times; the 1997 Pushcart Prize anthology, The Art of the Essay; and elsewhere. His latest book is Blood of the Liberals. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374527808
Author:
Packer, George
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Togo.
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Togo Description and travel.
Subject:
Packer, George
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 01-1232-1
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.88 x 0.985 in

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