Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali

Waveland Press, 2007 - 212 pages
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"This tender, revelatory memoir recalls the two years Holloway spent as an impressionable Peace Corps volunteer in the remote village of Nampossela in Mali, West Africa. It centers on her close friendship with Monique, the village's overburdened midwife. When Holloway (now a nonprofit development specialist) arrived in Nampossela in 1989, she was 22; Monique was only two years her senior. Yet Monique, barely educated, working without electricity, running water, ambulances or emergency rooms, was solely responsible for all births in her village, tending malnourished and overworked pregnant women in her makeshift birthing clinic. With one of the highest rates of maternal death in the world, these Malian women sometimes had to work right up until and directly after giving birth and had no means of contraception. Holloway especially noted Monique's status as an underpaid female whose male family members routinely claimed much of her pay. Monique shared her emotional life with Holloway, who in turn campaigned for her rights at work and raised funds for her struggling clinic. Holloway's moving account vividly presents the tragic consequences of inadequate prenatal and infant health care in the developing world and wi.

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Easy to read and educational. - Goodreads
Delightful book--great insight to Malian culture. - Goodreads
Great character development. - Goodreads
Very good portrayal of life there. - Goodreads
Its not great literature but easy to read. - Goodreads
Very moving book and easy to read. - Goodreads

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Sunflower - Goodreads

The author of this book was a Peace Corps volunteer who met Monique, the local midwife when she arrived in Mali. The conditions in which they worked, the people of the village and the relationships ... Consulter l'avis complet

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This was an interesting, fast to read, memoir. But it wasn't particularly compelling. Consulter l'avis complet

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