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  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Africa / East / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:278
  • Paperback ISBN:9781543963601

East Africa, 1960's - By Camera and Diary

by Donald Adams

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This book describes events and adventures which occurred during a two year time period, from 1961-63, when U.S. college graduates went to East Africa as teachers. It includes exploration during five major road trips, events during two years of teaching and living in the remote village of Malangali, Tanganyika, and experiences that occurred during numerous hunting trips in regions which are now protected by parks and reserves.

As a first time traveler beyond the confines of northern California, I was accepted into a program that took me in first to New York for training, then to England to become acquainted with British Education, and finally to Uganda to adjust to African people, customs, and education. During a two year period,1961-63, I traveled extensively by land rover throughout East Africa, taught for two years in Tanganyika, and experienced the period of time when each of the three East African countries obtained independence. My experiences, captured in diary and by photography during this two year period are described in this book.

About the author

The author's was raised on a farm in Tehama County, northern California. After an undergraduate degree at the Univ. of California at Davis, and a General Secondary Teaching Credential at Chico State College, he was selected to join a federally funded group project that sent teachers to East African schools. After completing the two year teaching contract, he joined another teacher and drove by Land Rover north through the Sudan and Egypt, then shipped the vehicle to Lebanon and drove through the Middle East to Nepal. After returning to the U.S., he completed a master's degree at Chico State College and Ph.D. at the Univ. of California at Davis. As a faculty member in colleges of veterinary medicine, the author taught in four different universities over a span of 35 years. While at Iowa State University, Dr. Adams obtained federal education grants which supported Agricultural training grants in multimedia.  He subsequently developed interactive multimedia programs in veterinary anatomy which, in retirement, he continues to update. Father of three sons, he and his wife now live in Phoenix, Oregon.

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