|Full Title||The village of waiting|
|Publisher||New York : Vintage Books, c1988.|
George Packer |
Now restored to print with a new Foreword by Philip Gourevitch and an Afterword by the author, this book is a frank, moving, and vivid account of contemporary life in West Africa. Stationed as a Peace Corps instructor in the village of LaviÃ© (the name means wait a little more) in tiny and underdeveloped Togo, Packer reveals his own schooling at the hands of an unforgettable array of townspeople-peasants, chiefs, charlatans, children, market women, cripples, crazies, and those who, having lost or given up much of their traditional identity and fastened their hopes on development, find themselves trapped between the familiar repetitions of rural life and the chafing monotony of waiting for change.
An account of life in a Togolese village that conveys a culture caught betwen the erosion of tribal traditions and an ever elusive development.
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