My Other Country: Nineteen Years in Bolivia by local author Jim Shultz is the latest book release from NFB Publishing of Buffalo.
Many people dream of living outside their country, to see the world through different eyes. Among those who do, many just move for a short time or transplant themselves to a place not so different than home. Then there is Bolivia. My Other Country is a family memoir, the story of a young couple from San Francisco who moved to a valley in the Andes and stayed for almost two decades! It is a story about a family coming together, about falling into the center of a South American revolution, and about a handcrafted life in a very different place.
Shultz is founder and executive director of The Democracy Center. An activist for more than 40 years, he has worked with citizen campaigners across five continents. For 19 years, he lived with his family in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where he and his wife Lynn Nesselbush also ran an 80-child orphanage. He now lives in Lockport.
“Jim Shultz’s stories of two decades in Cochabamba is a fruitful and moving experience of an American with the Bolivian people and their shared concerns and values. Readers will be grateful for Jim’s beautifully woven stories of people, family and places. A brilliant testimony of life in Bolivia,” said Eduardo Rodrigues Veltzé, former president of Bolivia.