List of resources for Tanzania

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

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[edit] General Information About Tanzania

http://www.countrywatch.com
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Dar es Salaam to how to convert from the dollar to the Tanzanian shilling.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com
Visit this site for general travel advice about almost any country in the world.

http://www.state.gov
The U.S. State Department’s website issues background notes periodically about countries around the world. Find Tanzania and learn more about its social and political history.

http://www.psr.keele.ac.uk/official.htm
This site includes links to all the official sites for governments worldwide.

http://www.geography.about.com/library/maps/blindex.htm
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.

http://www.cyberschoolbus.un.org/infonation/info.asp
This United Nations site allows you to search for statistical information for member states of the U.N.

http://www.worldinformation.com
This site provides an additional source of current and historical information about countries around the world.

[edit] Languages in Tanzania

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


[edit] Connect With Returned Volunteers and Other Invitees

http://www.rpcv.org
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. Or go straight to the Friends of Tanzania site: www.fotanzania.org.

http://www.rpcvwebring.org
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.

http://www.peacecorpswriters.org
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.

http://www.tupo.org/
The bulletin board hosted by this site provides an easy way to connect with former Tanzania Volunteers.

[edit] Online Articles/Current News Sites About Tanzania

http://www.ippmedia.com
News and radio from the Tanzanian perspective

http://www.theexpress.com
Site of a Tanzanian weekly published in English

[edit] International Development Sites

http://www.unaids.org
Thorough information on the AIDS epidemic from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

http://www.usaid.gov/regions/afr/country_info/tanzania.html
An overview of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s projects in Tanzania

[edit] Recommended Books

  1. Chinweizu (ed.). Voices From Twentieth-Century Africa: Griots and Towncriers. Boston: Faber and Faber, 1989.
  2. Fitzpatrick, Mary. Lonely Planet: Tanzania. Lonely Planet Publications, 2005. 21
  3. Maddox, Gregory, James L. Giblin, and Isaria N. Kimambo (eds.). Custodians of the Land: Ecology and Culture in the History of Tanzania. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1996.
  4. Pakenham, Thomas. The Scramble for Africa: White Man’s Conquest of the Dark Continent From 1876 to 1912. New York: Random House, 1991.
  5. Yeager, Rodger. Tanzania: An African Experiment (2nd rev. ed.). San Francisco: Westview Press, 1991.

[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, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
  2. Rice, Gerald T. The Bold Experiment: JFK’s Peace Corps. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
  3. Stossel, Scott. Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2004.

[edit] Books on the Volunteer Experience

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