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And this mostly falls on deaf ears. This is an engrossing, well-told tale certain to appeal to armchair travelers and to anyone-especially women-considering international volunteer work. She rotates the body and pulls just a bit and the head inches out. Tidwell does not shy away from his own shortcomings and writes candidly of his own vices and addictions.

From a literary standpoint, the lack of coherent theme or message was disappointing. Stylistically, his sentences and paragraphs fall flat, lacking cohesion.

Humor restores sanity at critical moments. In my own culture, we grow so attached to the creature in the womb, painting bedrooms in pastels, toying with names, stocking the house with all the infant must-haves.

From a literary standpoint the lackStylistically his sentences and

She also faces the challenge of trying to meld medical knowledge with traditional sorcery, as the village denizens believe most illness and misfortune is caused by witchcraft rather than infection. Plus the village was incredibly receptive of all the information being given to them. As her vivid narrative unfolds, Erdman draws us into the changing world of the village that became her home. It's always a cool eye opening expereince to see something we take for granted in America, become such a big deal in a place that doesn't have nearly as much. Lower infant and maternal mortality rates, longer life spans, higher rates of education, social security nets, insurance, mobility, agency.

Erdman organizes a party to honor the women. It was a challenge at first, but I enjoyed the simplicity. With the help of several of the town's residents, including Sidibe, the only nurse in the town, Erdman begins teaching classes and sets up a baby-weighing station in the market. As a culturally sensitive community development volunteer, she took her time finding her niche. Another wonderful thing that came about during my presence there was the first electricity ever in Nambonkaha was introduced.

She balances the bucket on her head, turns out the infirmary gate, and walks a ways behind the brick wall that rings the property. Their babies dance in their sleep. His feet protrude grimly from the cloth.