Monique and the Mango Rains American Kris Holloway lovingly remembers her decadelong friendship with an extraordinary woman she met during a Peace Corps stint in Mali that began in 1989… Monique and the Mango Rains American Kris Holloway lovingly remembers her decadelong friendship with an extraordinary woman she met during a Peace Corps stint in Mali that began in 1989… 2006-07-20 Nonfiction Waveland Press
Book Review

Monique and the Mango Rains (2006)

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Details Release Date: Jul 20, 2006; Writer: Kris Holloway; Genre: Nonfiction; Publisher: Waveland Press

American Kris Holloway lovingly remembers her decadelong friendship with an extraordinary woman she met during a Peace Corps stint in Mali that began in 1989 in Monique and the Mango Rains. Monique Dembele, then 24, had two children and served as midwife and clinician for the village of Nampossela. She battled childhood malnutrition and disease, and brought contraceptives to local mothers, who often had little say in how many children they had. Seen through Holloway's eyes, Monique's life (from her unhappy arranged marriage to the other man she really loved to her tragic ending) is as compelling as any novel.

Originally posted Aug 25, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints
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