The Color of the Elephant

The Color of the Elephant

Description

An outstanding new voice in memoir, Christine Herbert takes the reader on a "time-machine tour" of her Peace Corps volunteer service as a health worker and educator from 2004-2006 in Zambia. Rather than a retrospective, this narrative unfolds in the present tense, propelling the reader alongside the memoirist through a fascinating exploration of a life lived "off the grid."

At turns harrowing, playful, dewy-eyed and wise, the author's heart and candor illuminate every chapter, whether she is the heroine of the tale or her own worst enemy. Even at her most petulant, the laugh-out-loud humor scuppers any "white savior" mentality and lays bare the undeniable humanity-and humility-of the storyteller. Through it all, an undeniable love for Zambia-its people, land and culture-shines through.

A must-read for the armchair adventurer, a book about Zambia - a personal Peace Corps Memoir.

Similar Books

ISBN 10: 0241448743
ISBN 13: 9780241448748

03 Feb 2022
Natasha Lunn

ISBN 10: 1785043358
ISBN 13: 9781785043352

25 May 2020
Glennon Doyle

ISBN 10: 1529033799
ISBN 13: 9781529033793

03 Mar 2022
Michelle Zauner

ISBN 10: 0099511029
ISBN 13: 9780099511021

27 Nov 2018
Tara Westover

ISBN 10: 152914941X
ISBN 13: 9781529149418

13 Oct 2022
Tom Felton

ISBN 10: 0241982103
ISBN 13: 9780241982105

07 Feb 2019
Dolly Alderton

ISBN 10: 1788707168
ISBN 13: 9781788707169

26 May 2022
Tom Parker

ISBN 10: 0007594070
ISBN 13: 9780007594078

26 May 2015
Megan Stephens

ISBN 10: 150982670X
ISBN 13: 9781509826704

01 Nov 2016
Henry David Thoreau

ISBN 10: 1509858636
ISBN 13: 9781509858637

19 Apr 2018
Adam Kay

ISBN 10: 0375714839
ISBN 13: 9780375714832

13 Oct 2009
Marjane Satrapi

ISBN 10: 1400052297
ISBN 13: 9781400052295

10 Apr 2007
Cupcake Brown