A timeline view of thoughtsJuly 7, 2014 Peace Corps Worldwide’s Review of Raven Moore’s Padre! June 12, 2014 What Country Best Fits My Personality? May 7, 2014 The Chief of Mercer County
Described as 'that missing voice from Generation X' by Roger Muntu from Voice of America, Raven fashions you front row seats to the ride of a lifetime.
She is a cultural, nonfictionist tyrannosaurus rex and her narration of the lives of Ivoiriens during her 2 years living in Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer makes you fall in love with this story and laugh out loud when you least expect it.
How do Ivoiriens define color, class, gender, sexuality, religion, and more, differently than you or I do? “Padre!” will enthrall you, surprise you, entertain you, and give you a profound, new view of the world that will help you to navigate it better at any level (continues…)
Roger Muntu International Broadcaster at Voice of America
Raven Moore dives into identity from the Ivoirien point of view. Color, class, gender, sexuality, and more—“Padre!” takes you on an intense yet funny adventure that teaches you how to create a unique point of view.
It was really good book! I finshed it a few days ago. It brought back soooooo many memories. Your village, the people in it, and your expierences were very different from mine. It was cool to read about your time there and relive some of my time there.
Dave Rivers, aka Ouattar Tieba
WOW…IS ALL i CAN SAY. THIS BOOK HAD ME TURNING THE PAGES QUICKLY IS ALL I CAN SAY I COULDNT PUT IT DOWN.
AS A RETURNED PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER IT STRUCK ME RIGHT IN THE HEART. RAVEN DECRIBES AND ARTICULATES WHAT IT IS TO BE A PERSON IN ANOTHER CULTURE. HER STORIES ARE REAL AND TRUE TO THE HEART. IT TAKES ALOT TO BE A PC VOLUNTEER AND SHE BRIGHTLY OUTLINES THIS IN HER BOOK. THE STORY IS DEEP AND HAS MANY TWISTS AND TURNS, BOTH PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY, YET SHE KEEPS TO THE END. THE STORY IS DEEP AND PERSONAL, YET SHE LETS YOU INTO HER WORLD AT THE MOMENT OF TIME.
KUDOS FOR A BOOK WELL WRITTEN AND WELL RESEARCHED.
This is an excellent book and deserves to find a much wider audience. We probably all have stereotypes of what Africa is like – this book explodes them with the truth. Raven Moore was a Peace Corps volunteer and this is her memoir of her time there. What made it so engaging to read for me was the excellent written style – places and people are brought alive through Moore’s descriptions, and her use of dialogue is superb. There are sad, heart-wrenching moments, but the whole book is also full of a life-enhancing sense of humour and warmth and compassion, because the author’s own voice is clear and string, although never obtrusive. There were many moments when the writing made me laugh out loud. I set aside a day to read it and I quite literally could not put it down. Recommended without reservation.