Volunteer: Richard Anderson
Currently a librarian at the Washington International School, I served as an education volunteer from 2004-06 in Nanga-Eboko, Cameroon. I taught basic computer applications and worked in the library at a small university.
Contributions from Richard Anderson
A darkness known only to those who have set eyes on a midnight sky in Africa. A single flame from an ordinary kerosene lamp spilled dancing, tribal-like silhouettes on the walls of my living room. The crankshaft of the shortwave radio produced a machine-like hum, but did not interfere with the French play-by-play commentary. Huddled around the cross-section of an oak tree turned coffee table we resembled primitive people eavesdropping on the modern world. The smell of fresh popcorn was go...
A typical breakfast in my village consisted of a mini-baguette filled with beans. There were several names for this morning meal including, "Le pain H", et "Le Jazz avec le pain".