Glimmers of Hope : Memoir of a Volunteer in Africa by Mark Burke
Approx. 91,790 words.
Published on October 29, 2009.
The true story of a disillusioned London schoolteacher who uproots and volunteers to teach in rural Africa for two years. Sent to the Republic of Zambia with a remit to teach maths, HIV and Gender awareness, he finds eager pupils struggling in a tough environment. In between battling snakes, stomach bugs and death-defying bus journeys , Mark finds both corruption and hope where he least expects.