Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War

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Come to West Africa with me and my smallpox-eradicator husband. Experience the front lines in a war against the virulent disease, and savor day-to-day life in Nigeria. Then move with us and our two small children to Equatorial Guinea and face a rising tide of suspicion, hatred and murder as society collapses.

What price will my young family pay? Watch for the historical memoir, VACCINES & BAYONETS: Fighting Smallpox in Africa amid Tribalism, Terror and the Cold War.


Right now. Right here. While waiting for the book’s release, you can glimpse the humor and horror of a true story that few have ever heard as you explore the pages of this website. You’ll even discover that VACCINES & BAYONETS reverberates in today’s news. Read excerpts. And Read my articles.


“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-nominated author.


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