List of resources for Chad

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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Chad 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 this. 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 the Internet, be aware that you may find bulletin boards and chat rooms in which people are free to express opinions about the 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.


[edit] General Information About Chad
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in N’Djamena to how to convert from the dollar to the CFA franc. Just click on Chad and go from there.
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Chad and learn more about its social and political history.
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.
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.
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the UN.
This site provides current and historical information on 228 countries.

[edit] Languages in Chad

Peace Corps Chadian Course
Language and cultural orientation material made by the U.S. Peace Corps for volunteers.

[edit] Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees
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.
This site is known as the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Web Ring. Browse the site and learn what former Volunteers are saying about their service.
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 Chad
Brief news stories on Chad
Site of the Africa Information Center

[edit] International Development Sites About Chad
The African Development Bank Group
United Nations Development Programme in Chad (in French)

[edit] Recommended Books

  1. Africa South of the Sahara. London: EuropaPublications (annual).
  2. Azevedo, Mario (ed.). Cameroon and Chad in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (African Studies Series, vol. 10). Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 1989.
  3. Chapelle, Jean. Le peuple Tchadien: ses raciness, sa vie quotidienne et ses combats. Paris: Harmattan, 1980.
  4. Collelo, Thomas (ed.). Chad: A Country Study (Area Handbook Series). Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1990.
  5. Joffe, George, et al. Chad (World Bibliographical Series, vol. 177). Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO Press, 1995.
  6. Kelley, Michael P. A State in Disarray: Conditions of Chad’s Survival. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1986.
  7. Kelley, Michael P. The Viability of the Chadian State: Threats to Its Survival. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1986.
  8. Wright, John L. Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes and Noble Books, 1989.

[edit] 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. Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999.
  3. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York: Harper Perennial, 2001.
  4. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need Is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960s. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000 (paperback).
  5. Thomsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1969, 1997 (paperback).
  6. Tidwell, Mike. The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn. Guilford, Conn.: Lyons Press, 1990, 1996 (paperback).
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