List of resources for Uganda

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

http://www.countrywatch.com
On this site, you can learn anything from what time it is in Kampala to how to convert from the dollar to the shilling. Just click on Uganda and go from there.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations
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 Uganda 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] 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. The Uganda site is at www.friendsofuganda.org.

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.

[edit] Online Articles/Current News Sites About Uganda

http://www.buganda.com
Offers a wealth of information about the central Buganda area of Uganda

http://www.unaids.org
Thorough information about the AIDS pandemic from the United Nations

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa
Headlines about Africa from the BBC (search for Uganda)

http://allafrica.com
Search for news about Uganda

http://www.csmonitor.com
Christian Science Monitor allows you to search for stories on Uganda.

[edit] International Development Sites

http://www.worldbank.org/afr/ug/
Information on the World Bank’s projects in Uganda

http://www.africaaction.org/index.php
Site of a U.S.-based organization Africa Action, which works for political, economic, and social justice in Africa

http://www.bellanet.org/
Bellanet helps the international community collaborate more effectively, especially by use of information technology.

[edit] Recommended Books

  1. Isegawa, Moses. Abyssinian Chronicles. New York: Knopf, 2000.
  2. Museveni, Yoweni Kaguta. Sowing the Mustard Seed: The Struggle for Freedom and Democracy in Uganda. London: Macmillan Education, 1997.
  3. Twaddle, Michael, and Holger B. Hansen (eds.). Uganda Now: Between Decay and Development. London: James Curry, 1989.
  4. Twaddle, Michael, and Holger B. Hansen (eds.). Changing Uganda: The Dilemmas of Structural Adjustment and Revolutionary Change. London: James Curry, 1991.
  5. Wallman, Sandra. Kampala Women Getting by: Wellbeing in the Time of AIDS. London: James Currey, 1996.

[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. Banerjee, Dillon. So You Want to Join the Peace Corps: What to Know Before You Go. Berkeley, Calif.: Ten Speed Press, 2000.
  2. Casebolt, Marjorie DeMoss. Margarita: A Guatemalan Peace Corps Experience. Gig Harbor, Wash.: Red Apple Publishing, 2000.
  3. Dirlam, Sharon. Beyond Siberia: Two Years in a Forgotten Place. Santa Barbara, Calif.: McSeas Books, 2004.
  4. Erdman, Sarah. Nine Hills to Nambonkaha: Two Years in the Heart of an African Village. New York, N.Y.: Picador, 2003.
  5. Herrera, Susana. Mango Elephants in the Sun: How Life in an African Village Let Me Be in My Skin. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1999
  6. Hessler, Peter. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze. New York, N.Y.: Perennial, 2001.
  7. Kennedy, Geraldine ed. From the Center of the Earth: Stories out of the Peace Corps. Santa Monica, Calif.: Clover Park Press, 1991.
  8. Thompsen, Moritz. Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Seattle, Wash.: University of Washington Press, 1997 (reprint).
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