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

Waveland Press, 20 juil. 2006 - 215 pages

In a remote corner of West Africa, Monique Dembele saved lives and dispensed hope every day in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. Monique and the Mango Rains is the compelling story of the authors decade-long friendship with Monique, an extraordinary midwife in rural Mali. It is a tale of Moniques unquenchable passion to better the lives of women and children in the face of poverty, unhappy marriages, and endless backbreaking work, as well as her tragic and ironic death. In the course of this deeply personal narrative, as readers immerse in village life and learn firsthand the rhythms of Moniques world, they come to know her as a friend, as a mother, and as an inspired woman who struggled to find her place in a male-dominated world.


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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

Chapter 1 Womans Birthing House
Chapter 2 Weighing Babies and Eating Dogs
Chapter 3 Behind Korotuns Scarf
Chapter 4 The Old Friend
Chapter 5 A Coming Storm
Chapter 6 Cutting
Chapter 7 Coup DEtat
Chapter 8 Cool Resting Place
Chapter 9 The Work Is Good
Chapter 10 My Feet Are Dancing
Chapter 11 Return
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