I just finished reading an entertaining book by a friend of mine, Julian Martin. Julian, a native West Virginian unto the generations, has had an interesting life. He served in the Air Force, studied engineering at WVU, and was WV's first Peace Corps volunteer who wound up teaching for two years in Nigeria.
On returning, he taught for several years at Duvall High School in Lincoln County and has taken his lumps, sometimes literally, for social justice.
The book in question is Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories. More from Amazon here.
Imagonna, by the way, is a hillbilly term Julian's African students didn't understand. It means "I am going to..."
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