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Title It happened on the way to war [electronic resource] : a marine's path to peace / Rye Barcott.
Author Barcott, Rye.
Publication New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : color illustrations, maps
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Call # eBOOK
Summary In 2000 Rye Barcott spent a summer in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya. A college student heading into the Marines, he sought to better understand ethnic violence--something he would likely face later in uniform. He learned Swahili, asked questions, and listened to young people talk about surviving in poverty he had never imagined. Anxious to help but unsure what to do, he stumbled into friendship with a widowed nurse, Tabitha Atieno Festo, and a hardscrabble community organizer, Salim Mohamed. Together, this unlikely trio built a non-governmental organization that would develop a new generation of leaders from within one of Africa's largest slums. Their organization, Carolina for Kibera (CFK), is now a global pioneer of the movement called Participatory Development. As Barcott continued his leadership in CFK while serving as a human intelligence officer in Iraq, Bosnia, and the Horn of Africa, the tools he learned building a community in Kenya helped him become a more effective counterinsurgent and peacekeeper.--From publisher description.
Contents Pt. 1. The grenade ; Big Gota (fist bump) ; The present and future leaders ; "Because I can" ; What's the key? -- pt. 2. Doers ; The sword ; Things fall apart ; Messiahs ; Harambee ; War on trash -- pt. 3. From peacetime to wartime ; Change and continuity ; Spyderco ; Compartments ; Grass, flower, and wind ; The manuscript ; The elephant and the velvet glove ; Eleven years old and his life is already behind him ; Impact.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Kibera (Kenya) -- Social conditions.
Social service -- Kenya -- Kibera.
Community development -- Kenya -- Kibera.
Slums -- Kenya -- Kibera.
Poor -- Kenya -- Kibera.
Carolina for Kibera.
Barcott, Rye.
Volunteer workers in social service -- Kenya -- Kibera -- Biography.
Volunteer workers in social service -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Marine Corps -- Officers -- Biography.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Barcott, Rye. It happened on the way to war. 1st U.S. ed. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2011 9781608192175 (DLC) 2010030544 (OCoLC)639161290
ISBN 9781608195015 (electronic bk.)
1608195015 (electronic bk.)

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