Monique and the Mango Rains

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Oneworld Publications, 5 mai 2011 - 328 pages
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Monique Dembele saves lives and dispenses hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. Her unquenchable passion to improve the lot of the women and children in her West African village is matched by her buoyant humour in the face of unhappy marriage and backbreaking work. This is the deeply compelling story of the rare friendship between a young development volunteer and this midwife who defies tradition and becomes - too early in her own life - a legend.
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - larryerick - LibraryThing

This is a well-written, engaging narrative of a Peace Corps workers time with a midwife in Mali. The ending is particularly moving. It is hard to say how much differently it would have affected me if ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - ktsbentley - LibraryThing

Monique and the Mango Rains is a very enjoyable story about the experiences of a woman in the Peace Corp in Mali, and the midwife that she becomes friends with. It is very easy to relate to both women ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

Introduction
Womans Birthing House
Weighing Babies and Eating Dogs
Behind Korotuns Scarf
The Old Friend
A Coming Storm
Cutting
Coup dÉtat
Cool Resting Place
The Work Is Good
My Feet Are Dancing Return
Postscript
Acknowledgements
Bibliography and Recommended Reading
About Clinique Monique
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Kris Holloway served as a development volunteer in Mali, West Africa, from 1989 to 1991. She holds a master’s degree in public health and currently works for an overseas study organisation based in the USA. This is her first book.

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Kris Holloway served as a development volunteer in Mali, West Africa, from 1989 to 1991. She holds a master's degree in public health and currently works for an overseas study organisation based in the USA. This is her first book, proceeds from which help to support a rural health clinic, Cabinet de Soins Monique, founded in Monique's memory.

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