Stock Image

The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn

Tidwell, Mike

340 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1558210784 / ISBN 13: 9781558210783
Published by Lyons Press, New York, 1990
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Fireside Angler (Smithtown, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since October 2, 2014 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 56.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

276pp. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 360013

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Ponds of Kalambayi: An African Sojourn

Publisher: Lyons Press, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

About this title


Recounts the author's two-year experience with the Peace Corps in Central Zaire


As a Peace Corp volunteer, Mr. Tidwell spent two years in the grasslands of south central Zaire trying to teach the benefits of fish farming in some of the poorest villages on the continent. His task was not easy. One villager was convinced that fish would stock the ponds naturally, since they come to earth in raindrops. Others suspected that the ponds were just another way for whites to exploit black labor. When he finally made headway, the fish farmers gave away nearly half their harvest to relatives, and Tidwell learned one of many powerful lessons: tradition takes precedence over profits. While the tragic poverty and disease faced by the villagers was daunting, Tidwell found that their adherence to heritage and their celebration of tiny triumphs and daily satisfactions revealed a life richer than he had ever known.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Fireside Angler "Books for The Angling Sport" and More... Selling books since before 1976 and on ABEbooks since at least 1998. Member, IOBA

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

A digital photo of this or any book is available on request.

All items are offered subject to prior sale.

All Major Credit Cards, Checks, & Money Orders accepted.

    Fireside Angler

"Books For the Angling Sport"
589 Veterans Memorial Hwy.
Smithtown, NY 11787-4309 USA
01 (631) 360-3636 PH
01 (631) 360-0550 FAX

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG.

ABE keeps 13.5% of the shipping charges in fees & commissions!

International Orders: Feel free to contact us for EXACT rate on a particular book; we may be able to reduce on smaller or normal sized books.

In certain instances, we may reduce the shipping charges or upgrade the delivery method without prior notification. We try to avoid it, but oversize books may require extra shipping charges. The default one size fits all ABE shipping matrix does not properly reflect USPS Mail rates which are based on weight & distance. Shipping charges may be readjusted with prior notification and your approval. For exact shipping rates on a particular book, visit us at our web site:, or contact us.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order Bank/Wire Transfer