A bend in the Nile: my life in Nubia and other places

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Sandstone, Nov 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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'You'll never come to any good,' Chris McIvor is told by his headmaster as he is expelled yet again. Some years later he takes a temporary teaching job in Sudan. Unfamiliar with their language and customs he struggles to control his first class of 55 bright girls. In this absorbing account Chris McIvor discovers Africa, finds love - and loses it - travels through the desert, along the Nile, and finally visits the war-locked region of Chad . Often in danger, and reliant on the kindness of strangers - which never fails him - he comes to love the vast area located in Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan known as Nubia, and takes the first steps towards his life's work in overseas aid.

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Contents

Leave your preconceptions behind
1
Settling in
19
Learning about each other
32
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Chris McIvor OBE has worked for nearly thirty years in emergency response and development in countries as diverse as Sudan, Morocco, Algeria, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. He is currently Advocacy and Programme Development Director for the charity Save the Children in Mozambique. He has published many articles about development issues in poorer countries, was a frequent correspondent for the Irish Times between 1983 and 1986, and was Zimbabwe correspondent for New Africa and Africa Now magazines between 1986 and 1993. He is the author of several books on the environment, land reform in Zimbabwe, disabled peoples' rights, unaccompanied child migration as well as community involvement in development programmes. Chris McIvor has published short stories in a variety of journals across the world.

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