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The Bite of Mango by Mariatu Kamara
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Apr 22, 09

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir, ya-non-fiction, wars-civil
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The Bite of the Mango is a candid portrait of life in Sierra Leone during the civil uprising (1991-2002) in this western African nation. Mariatu was brutally maimed and tortured, yet she fought her way through to a neigboring village for medical help,comfort,and a vision of hope. It is a courageous story of lifting one self up after being torn apart...a great companion work to A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah.

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