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The Resource The unheard : a memoir of deafness and Africa, Josh Swiller

The unheard : a memoir of deafness and Africa, Josh Swiller

Label
The unheard : a memoir of deafness and Africa
Title
The unheard
Title remainder
a memoir of deafness and Africa
Statement of responsibility
Josh Swiller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A young man's quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving world leads to a remarkable sojourn in a remote African village ... on the shores of Lake Mweru. Deaf since a young age, Swiller spent his formative years in frustrated limbo on the sidelines of the hearing world, encouraged by his family to use lipreading and the strident approximations of hearing aids to blend in. It didn't work. So he decided to ditch the well-trodden path after college, setting out to find a place so far removed that his deafness would become irrelevant. That place turned out to be Zambia, where Swiller worked as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years. There he would encounter a world where violence, disease, and poverty were the mundane facts of life. ..."--B.I.P
Summary
Describes one young man's efforts to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving, hearing world by undertaking a two-year sojourn in a remote village in Zambia as a Peace Corps volunteer, where he finds a remarkable world marked by both beauty and violence
Biography type
autobiography
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223535
Cataloging source
DLC
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Swiller, Josh
Dewey number
968.94/042
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT275.S98725
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Swiller, Josh
  • Americans
  • Peace Corps (U.S.)
  • Zambia
  • Zambia
  • Deaf
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of deafness and Africa
Label
The unheard : a memoir of deafness and Africa, Josh Swiller
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Publication
Note
"A Holt paperback."
Control code
ocn122525938
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780805082104
Lccn
2007012047
System control number
(OCoLC)122525938
Label
The unheard : a memoir of deafness and Africa, Josh Swiller
Link
Publication
Note
"A Holt paperback."
Control code
ocn122525938
Extent
p. cm.
Isbn
9780805082104
Lccn
2007012047
System control number
(OCoLC)122525938

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