Glimmers of Hope : A Memoir of Zambia


By Mark Burke

Publisher : Lulu

ABOUT Mark Burke

mark burke
I am a well travelled schoolteacher with a degree in history and a keen interest in current affairs, development, economics and media


The true story of a London schoolteacher, who, tired of the rat race and brooding over a failed relationship, 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 hope in unusual places, and corruption where he least expects. This memoir is both a recollection of his more vivid memories of eastern province, and his reflections on problems in Zambia and their possible causes. It is also a useful study of the physical and psychological challenges that a volunteer may face in Africa

My own experience of working with the Aid industry in the developing world. A story of corruption and hope in a semi-wild rural setting.

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