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Zaire book & Senegalese food

8/19/14 Tue (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Bissop Baobob - Oakland
381 15th Street, Oakland
Contact:Jayma Brown (jaymaghana@earthlink.net)


Join us for a discussion of "A hilarious and wrenching memoir from a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire",The Ponds of Kalambayi by Mike Tidwell and the welcoming back of Bissop Baobob to the East Bay. Meg and I have already the food and it is as good as every. For those volunteers who served in West Africa come support this only West African East Bay food establishment.

More about the book (a review on Amazon): Having lived and worked in Africa, one of the hardest things to convey to people who have not been there, is how despite poverty and other hardships, Africa is not a sad place. This book does a great job of explaining the beauty and strength of Africa and its people. It also shows that people have good sound reasons for doing what to us initially may seem crazy and irrational. Tidwell's book also does a great job of showing the impact that Africa has on the people who go there. His honesty and examination of both himself and the people he lives with make this book a winner.

Please RSVP to jayma at jaymaghana@earthlink.net. I need to know by 8/12/14 that about 15 people will be in attendence.