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RUBYE “BEE” BLOESER – AUTHOR, SPEAKER, STORYTELLER
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Come to West Africa with me and my smallpox-eradicator husband. Experience the front lines in a war against the dreaded disease. Transfer with us and our two small children from Nigeria to Equatorial Guinea, feel the isolation, and face a rising tide of suspicion and murder as society collapses. Sense the dismantling of idealistic naivete about a life of international service.
Through the ages, diseases have often influenced power and politics. In the end, the author learns that world powers often use disease fighters to do the same.
Watch for the first-person history, working title: VACCINES & BAYONETS: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War.
Right here. While waiting for the book’s release, you can glimpse the humor and horror of a true story that few have heard as you explore the pages of this website. You may even discover that VACCINES & BAYONETS reverberates in today’s news. Read excerpts. And Read my articles. Or book me to speak.
“Bee Bloeser’s story reads like a political thriller, women’s history, and African adventure rolled into one….she brings insight and humor to a dark tale of disease, corruption and genocide that unfolds around her, her husband, and their two small children. Riveting.” Pamela Alexander, Pulitzer Prize-nominee.
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