The cover of the book “Chadian Diary” (center) gives readers the location of the nation of Chad where Norman and Dorothy Kehmeier were Peace Corps volunteers in 1978 and 1979. They were stationed in the southwest part of the country. Their experiences with the country, its people, their culture and an African civil war are told in a journal format through 130 very readable pages. The Kehmeier’s village of Bol (right) is seen from the air sitting on a finger of land extending into Lake Chad. Shallow portions of the land are diked off and drained to provide good farm ground, as is done in the Netherlands. Workmen (left) are engaged in a local industry of making sun-dried mud bricks for use in construction projects.
Norman and Dorothy Kehmeier’s many friends will want to read a new book, “Chadian Diary: A Peace Corps Experience.”
In print for less than a month, the 130-page, soft-bound volume provides an account of the true and harrowing adventure that Norman and Dorothy experienced as Peace Corps volunteers in 1978 and 1979, and of the African civil war they became caught up in.