She has shed her Africa clothes, leaving them behind in Johannesburg. Her final trip reports are in the works and Charlotte Maxwell is ready to retire.
It's been 22 years since Ms. Maxwell, 65, came to work for the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, on a one-year contract. She retires Nov. 30.
Normally allergic to sentimentality, she recently sat gamely through farewell dinners and tributes during a last official trip to Africa, which took her to Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa.
Friends and partners presented her with plaques, paintings, cottons, an exquisite sculpture of a creche, and warm farewells.
Everyone who …