Live Stream: Jack Allison presents The Warm Heart of Africa

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When Jack Allison joined the Peace Corps in 1967, he never intended to write the number-one hit song in Malawi or be described by Newsweek as more popular than Malawi's own president. A poor Southern white boy with a deep love of music, Jack only wanted an answer to one burning question: Should he become a minister or a doctor?

In the end, the answer Jack found was that he would choose medicine as a career. And, living in extreme circumstances in the world's then-poorest country, he would find even more-that he had the inner resources that allowed him to not only thrive but give the best of what he had to those who needed it the most.

Jack Allison is a retired physician, former head of the VA in Asheville, who has written a memoir about his time in Malawi for the Peace Corps in the 70s. He started writing little ditties to help people remember to do some basic public health stuff and one of his songs became #1 for 3 years in Malawi! An article came out in Newsweek that he was even more popular than Malawi's leader and he got kicked out of the country. But the experience changed his life.

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ISBN: 9781950444106
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Published: Peace Corps Writers - June 6th, 2020