Marya Plotkin first went to Africa when she was 16, a teenager on an adventure, and those adventures became formative life lessons. Years later, she lived and worked in Tanzania, found a home and started a family there. Now back in the U.S., she thinks and writes about what she learned. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC, with her two sons.
In her collection of essays, Peace Like a Monkey, Marya Plotkin brings her experience living and working in Tanzania home to the U.S. Her humor, empathy, tenderness, and insight bring East Africa to life for readers.