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Omang, Joanne (Turkey, 1964–66).

Incident at Akabal. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Library of Congress Permalink:

Award: RPCV Writers & Readers’ Maria Thomas Fiction Award, 1993

Publisher’s description: Political fiction based in Central America in 1979. Joanne Omang, the Washington Post’s first female foreign correspondent, bases her novel on a true incident that took place in the Guatemalan mountain village of Aqabal. Tampa Review’s Andy Soloman faults the author for her “colorless” female characters and for placing “her political agenda ahead of her characters.”

Osborn, Donald Zhang (Togo, 1979–81; Mali, 1983–85; Guinea 1985–87; staff/Niger, 2000–), David J. Dwyer (Cameroon, 1963–65), and Joseph I. Donahue, Jr.

A Fulfulde (Maasina)-English-French Lexicon: A Root-Based Compilation Drawn from Extant Sources Followed by English-Fulfulde and French-Fulfulde Listings. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1993. Library of Congress Permalink:

Publisher’s Description: “The Lexicon brings together lexical material from a wide range of published and non-published sources to create an extensive compilation of the vocabulary of Fulfulde as it is spoken in that part of central Mali known as Masina (in Fulfulde, Maasina). The Lexicon is intended primarily for non-Fulfulde speakers who are learning the language at the intermediate or advanced levels and who need access to a comprehensive reference source on Fulfulde vocabulary. Scholars, development workers, and others whose research or fieldwork involves use of the Fulfulde of Masina may find it helpful as well in clarifying nuances of meaning and standardized spelling for the less familiar terms they might encounter. It is also intended that the present work, beyond the matter of organizing vocabulary, will contribute significantly to the expanding lexicographical and linguistic investigations of Fulfulde.”

O’Toole, Thomas (Guinea, 1963–65) and Janice E. Baker.

Historical Dictionary of Guinea. 4th ed. Historical Dictionaries of Africa, no. 94. Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 2005. Library of Congress Permalink:

Publisher’s description: “Thoroughly updated and extensively revised, this 4th edition provides a very solid and substantial guide to a better understanding of this richly endowed but poorly understood nation. Students and others seeking information about the country will find an introductory narrative accounting of Guinea's political and economic history, a chronology that spans the earliest known history of the area to the present day Republic of Guinea, 400 dictionary entries covering the personalities and events that made contemporary Guinea, and an extensive bibliography of current publications.”

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