Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Lot To Do

John and I are very anxious to start learning as much as we can about South Africa, and believe me, there is no shortage of information about the country and history ... this is Mandela country, after all.  Lots of movies and books (both non-fiction and fiction) which go way beyond the two-page list of suggested reading provided by the PC.  (For all of you wondering, Yes, we have seen the recent movie, Invictus.)  Also, there are countless accounts written by PCVs (Peace Corps Volunteers) of their experiences in South Africa, as well as other African countries and throughout the other areas served by PC.  We have already read a couple of those (one notably by Lillian Carter who, while in her 60s, served in India) and we continue to thoroughly enjoy reading about others' experiences.  While performing various errands today, we headed to the library and checked out 3 books and have placed several more on hold.  It's time to get smart about where we are going!  Can't read it all before we go, but will look forward to reading lots more after we are there (thanks, Bernice, for the reminder of re-reading Michener's The Covenant).

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