Stories from a Peace Corps Volunteer in Libya
One of the signature achievements of President John F. Kennedy was creating the Peace Corps. Signed into existence by President Kennedy on March 1 1961, the Peace Corps mission was the promotion of world peace and friendship, a goal as important today as it was 60 years earlier.
Randy Hobler served in the Peace Corps in Libya in 1968 and 1969. When he set out to write a book about his experiences he decided the book should include the stories of some of the other volunteers who also served in Libya. Using detective skills worthy of the best genealogical researchers, Randy tracked down 101 of his fellow volunteers. His new book, 101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya, is a collective memoir of these volunteers. Both humorous and heart-wrenching, the book's stories provide a moving look at a country little-known to many Americans, both then and now. Please join us virtually as Randy shares photographs and other images, talks about his experience in Libya and more.
Niels Marquardt, a Peace Corps volunteer in Zaire and Rwanda and Ambassador to the Comoros and Cameroon, wrote: “Randy Hobler has written the best memoir of a Peace Corps experience that I have ever read.”
Randy is a perspicacious marketer, a fastidious author, a voracious reader, a tenacious researcher, a conscientious objector, an industrious composer, a gregarious world traveler, a punctilious musician and a prodigious anthemologist. He speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish and Arabic and is the brother of long-time Cheshire resident Mary Hyson!
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- Wednesday, April 21, 2021
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Zoom Virtual Meeting (Outside Groups)
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