The Bite of the Mango

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978-1-4558-5796-8
Publisher
Brilliance Audio


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on July 1, 2012  |  Video/DVD

Gr 9 Up—This is the heartbreaking but inspirational autobiography (Annick Press, 2008) of Mariatu Kamara, a victim of the war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s. The 12-year-old girl's hands were cut off by boy soldiers. She made a devastating trek to a hospital in Freetown, where she learned she was pregnant. She was not raped by rebels, but by an older man from her former village. Eventually, she moved to a refugee camp with relatives, some of them maimed as well, and survived by begging. Kamara explai...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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