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Adventures in Service with Peace Corps in Niger
By James R. Bullington
From Amazon: This book recounts the experience of the author, a retired Foreign Service Officer and Ambassador, as Peace Corps director in Niger from 2000 to 2006, leading and supporting 430 Volunteers. He offers vignettes of Volunteer life and adventures, often in their own words, as well as a foreign affairs professional’s informed perspective on poverty, development, politics, culture, and security in the world’s poorest country, a fascinating land of heat and hunger, squalor and beauty, turmoil and peace, where the unimaginable becomes commonplace.
Niger: The Bradt Travel Guide
By Jolijn Geels
(Note: Published in 2006 and available from third-party sellers)
From Amazon: This first English-language guide looks beyond the negative to the countless good things the country has to offer.
Sahel: A West African Journey
This journey across borders (“sahel” is the Arabic word for “border”) of West Africa features everything from the salt trade to West Africa’s largest national park.
This series took over 18 months to shoot, using over 600,000 feet of film, across 22 countries on 53 different trips.
Komi da locaci by Safiath
Suggested by Amman Imman. Safiath also composes and is lead singer with the rap group Kaidan Gaskiya. She is ethnically Touareg and Djerma. Her songs and videos are about issues affecting women and girls in Niger.
Azel by Bombino
Suggested by Amman Imman, available in MP3, CD and on vinyl.