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The Unheard: A Memoir of Deafness and Africa


A young mans quest to reconcile his deafness in an unforgiving world leads to a remarkable sojourn in a remote African village, in this poignant ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500

a unique story from a hearing impaired person

by gregnagle on Jun 18, 2009

As a person with a hearing loss similar to Josh Swiller's and also with a few years working in Africa , I found his story unique. It was well written, telling of his life and the people he grew close to in Zambia during his time in the Peace Corps. I have read almost all books by hearing impaired ... More



by pamela1717 on Dec 29, 2007

This is one of my favorite types of books. A non-fiction account or memoir of a regular person. I always find it interesting to see how life affects each of us. In this book we see two different affects of life on a person: deafness and the Peace Corps. I loved how Swiller had his own defense mechanisms ... More



by radokomahay on Dec 1, 2007

Well written autobiography of a young man in the Peace Corps serving in northern Zambia. The twist is his significant hearing impairment and how that impacts his work and relationships in Africa. I would say a good read about the honest reflections of a young Peace Corps volunteer with all the usual ... More

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