List of resources for Swaziland
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Following is a list of websites for additional information about the Peace Corps and Swaziland 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
 General Information About Swaziland
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Mbabane to how to convert from the dollar to the lilangeni. Just click on Swaziland 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 Swaziland 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 U.N.
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries around the world.
 Languages in Swaziland
Peace Corps Siswati Course
Language and cultural orientation material made by the U.S. Peace Corps for volunteers.
 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
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.
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.
 Online Articles/Current News Sites About Swaziland
The official government website, which also contains a link to Swaziland Today, a weekly newsletter
The website of Swaziland’s only daily newspaper
The website of the U.S. Embassy in Mbabane
A site with news from all regions of Africa
Current news from the BBC
A site sponsored by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
The website of the Southern Africa Development Community
The website of Africa Action, a U.S. organization that works for political, economic, and social justice in Africa International Development Sites About Swaziland
A United Nations site with thorough information on the AIDS epidemic
Site of the U.S. Agency for International Development
Site of the World Bank
Site of the World Food Programme, the United Nations’ main agency in the fight against global hunger
 Recommended Books
- Hall, James. Sangoma: My Odyssey Into the Spirit World of Africa. Carmichael, Calif.: Touchstone Books, 1995.
- Kessler, Cristina. All the King’s Animals: The Return of Endangered Wildlife to Swaziland. Honesdale, Pa.: Boyds Mills Press, 2001.
- Krog, Antjie. Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa. Times Books, 2000.
- Locke, Ron and Peter Quantrill. Zulu Vanquished: The Destruction of the Zulu Kingdom. London: Greenhill Books, 2005.
- Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. London: Little Brown, 1995.
 Books About the History of the Peace Corps
- Hoffman, Elizabeth Cobbs. All You Need is Love: The Peace Corps and the Spirit of the 1960’s. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2000.
- Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
- Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.
 Books on the Volunteer Experience
- Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
- Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
- Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
- Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
- Kennedy, Geraldine ed. From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
- Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).