List of resources for Suriname

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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Suriname 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 it.

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 experience, 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 Suriname
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 Suriname and learn more about its social and political history.
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries worldwide.
The site of the Latin American Network Information Center provides current news and resources on Latin America.

[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 web ring and see what former Volunteers are saying about their service.
Peace Corps Volunteers in the field and returned Volunteers who are affiliated with the Master’s International program at Michigan Tech make regular submissions to this site, including synopses of technical projects and links to technical resources that may be helpful to Volunteers in the field.
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.
This site is hosted by RPCV’s from Suriname. It is used for trainees, returned, and current Volunteers of Peace Corps/Suriname to stay in touch and post announcements. (Permission to join group must be requested before access is granted.)

[edit] Online Articles/Current News Sites About Suriname
Site of the “Suriname Info Desk”
Site of the Foundation for Nature Conservation in Suriname

[edit] International Development Sites About Suriname
Information about the World Wildlife Fund’s work in Suriname
Conservation International and their projects in Suriname
Pan American Health Organization
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

[edit] Recommended Books

  1. Hoefte, Rosemarijn. In Place of Slavery: A Social History of British Indian and Javanese Laborers in Suriname. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1998.
  2. Price, Richard. The Historical Vision of an Afro-American People. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.
  3. Price, Sally. Co–Wives and Calabashes (Women and Culture Series, 2nd ed.). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993.
  4. Hoefte, Rosemarijn and Peter Meel (editors). Twentieth Century Suriname: Continuities and Discontinuities in a New World Society. Kingston; Jamaica, W.I.: Ian Randle Publishers, 2001.
  5. Suparlan, Parsudi. The Javanese in Suriname: Ethnicity in an Ethnically Plural Society. Tempe: Arizona State University Program for Southeast Asian Studies, 1995.

[edit] Books About the History of the Peace Corps

  1. Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

[edit] Books on the Volunteer Experience

  1. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
  4. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
  5. Kennedy, Geraldine (ed.). From the Center of the Earth: Stories Out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  6. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
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