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The Bite of the Mango

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The astounding story of one girl's journey from war victim to UNICEF Special Representative.

As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry.

But when 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no older than children themselves, attacked and tortured Mariatu. During this brutal act of senseless violence they cut off both her hands.

Stumbling through the countryside, Mariatu miraculously survived. The sweet taste of a mango, her first food after the attack, reaffirmed her desire to live, but the challenge of clutching the fruit in her bloodied arms reinforced the grim new reality that stood before her. With no parents or living adult to support her and living in a refugee camp, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown.

In this gripping and heartbreaking true story, Mariatu shares with readers the details of the brutal attack, its aftermath and her eventual arrival in Toronto. There she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope.

Synopsis:

A courageous biography by a woman from Sierra Leone who at 12 was tortured and lost her hands to child soldiers, her subsequent life in refugee camps, begging in Freetown and her eventual arrival in Toronto where she began to pull her life back together.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781554511587
Author:
Kamara, Mariatu
Publisher:
Annick Press
With:
McClelland, Susan
Author:
McClelland, Susan
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Subject:
People & Places - Africa
Subject:
History - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sierra Leone - History - Civil War, 1991-2002
Subject:
Kamara, Mariatu
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.50x6.60x.56 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
14-17

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