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

Waveland Press
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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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Publisher
Waveland Press
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Published on
Jul 20, 2006
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Pages
215
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ISBN
9781478609025
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Language
English
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Genres
Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural
Social Science / Women's Studies
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