Famous Last Words

The Return of the Artichoke (This Time for Africa)

For those of you who do not already know, I have accepted a position with the Peace Corps in Cameroon where I will be working on a Maternal and Child Health Project.

In honor of this news, I have decided to resurrect my blog. Once dedicated solely to my tales in Tajikistan (see all prior posts), the next two years will feature my adventures in Cameroon.

FAQs:

When are you going?

I head to staging on September 7th and will leave the country on the 9th.

How long will you be gone?

27 months.

What’s a Cameroon?

A prawn.

That’s in Africa, right?

Correct! And just to jog your memory, here is a map:

Africa-Cameroon

And another map!

cameroon_pol98

Also here is a brief overview of the country.

What will you speak there?

English, French. Possibly Fulfulde and/or Cameroonian Pigdin English (Kamtok).  Or one of the other 239 languages spoken in Cameroon.

Can I write you?

YES! Please write me. All pigeons, owls, snails, etc. can be directed to:

Jessica Rempe

Peace Corps – Corps de la Paix

B.P. 215 Yaoundé, Cameroon

Other forms of communications include: e-mail, Facebook, WhatsApp, and message-in-a-bottle (although no promises on a response to the latter)

Can I visit?

If you find yourself in Cameroon anytime in the next couple years, please let me know–I’d welcome the company!

Where in Cameroon will you be posted? 

No clue. Stay tuned…

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