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Monique and the mango rains : the extraordinary story of friendship in a midwife's house in Mali

Author: Kris Holloway
Publisher: Oxford : Oneworld, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Monique Dembele saves lives and dispenses hope in a place where child-birth is a life-and-death matter. Her passion to improve the lot of the women and children in her West African village is matched by her humour in the face of an unhappy marriage and hard work. This is the story of a rare friendship between a young volunteer and this midwife.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Monique Dembele; Monique Dembele
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kris Holloway
ISBN: 9781851688371 1851688374
OCLC Number: 751861325
Description: 309 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Woman's birthing house --
Weighing babies and eating dogs --
Behind Korotun's scarf --
The old friend --
A coming storm --
Cutting --
Coup d'état --
Cool resting place --
The work is good --
My feet are dancing --
Return --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Kris Hooloway.

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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.  Read more...

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"Poignant and powerful." Starred review Kirkus Reviews "Achingly real." Editorial board favourite Boston Globe "There are many beautiful books by Westerners about living in Africa... The best ones Read more...

 
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