April 14th, 2013

Malawi, VUTO: a novel about Africa, women & the Peace Corps

Posted on 14 Apr 2013 at 10:09am
Project by A.J. Walkley Background

Vuto is my third book and the premise was inspired by my experience as a health volunteer in the Peace Corps, stationed in Malawi, Africa. As a member of the Peace Corps, I was exposed to many cultural traditions I had never even heard of before, like the prospect of puberty rites and wife inheritance (when a husband dies and leaves behind his wife, she is usually “inherited” by his brother or another male family member).

A.J. Walkley with her…

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