Moulding the earth
Photo by Julien Harneis of South Kivu, Congo, used under a Creative Commons license.

Mike Tidwell, The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn (The Lyons Press, 1996).
At National Geographic Traveler, George W. Stone writes:

Tidwell was a wet-behind-the-ears 23-year-old fish-culture expert with the Peace Corps when he was sent to the tribal chiefdom of Kalambayi, in Zaire, to teach the benefits of fish farming. The story this fish out of water tells about working and living with locals is both funny and heartwarming.

William Grimes reviewed it in The New York Times. American University links to related material. Here are some reviews at Judith at the Concord Free Public Library recommends the book. And this profile by Ralph Brave describes what Tidwell has been up to since the book came out.

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