Monique and the Mango Rains: An Extraordinary Story of Friendship in a Midwife's House in Mali
Oneworld Publications, 1 mai 2011 - 256 pages
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.