John Ashford, Meeting the Mantis – Travel!

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 7:00pm

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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

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At the end of their Peace Corps duty, John and Genevieve Ashford began making plans for travel with the purpose of learning about the Kalahari Bushmen, one of Ashford’s long-time interests. Eventually, he met a prominent activist, and found himself receiving a whirlwind education about Bushmen in the modern world.

John Ashford grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. After a lengthy career in teaching and as the director of a library he began looking for a change. In 1990, he and his wife Genevieve went to Botswana with the Peace Corps to work as teachers. His stories have appeared in a Peace Corps anthology and Silk Road Review.

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Meeting the Mantis: Searching for a Man in the Desert and Finding the Kalahari Bushmen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935925606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Peace Corps Writers - August 13th, 2015