Biography & Autobiography

Monique and the Mango Rains

Author: Kris Holloway

Publisher: Oneworld Publications


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 239

Monique Dembele saves lives and dispenses hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. Her unquenchable passion to improve the lot of the women and children in her West African village is matched by her buoyant humour in the face of unhappy marriage and backbreaking work. This is the deeply compelling story of the rare friendship between a young development volunteer and this midwife who defies tradition and becomes - too early in her own life - a legend.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Going Places

Author: Robert Burgin

Publisher: ABC-CLIO


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 572

View: 179

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.
Social Science

African Women's Unique Vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS

Author: L. Fuller

Publisher: Springer


Category: Social Science

Page: 309

View: 962

This is an in-depth look at the biomedical, socio-cultural, economic, legal and political, and educational vulnerabilities faced by the population that is most vulnerable to the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS: African women.

Historical Dictionary of Mali

Author: Pascal James Imperato

Publisher: Scarecrow Press


Category: History

Page: 560

View: 416

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mali, through its chronology, bibliography, introductory essay, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects, provides an important reference on this African country.
Social Science

A World Full of Women

Author: Martha C. Ward

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 166

Takes a cross-cultural approach to the study of women A World Full of Women, 6/e, combines descriptive ethnography, gender theory, and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women. Readers will better comprehend and contextualize women’s issues and experiences in today’s world. This title explores the diversity of women’s lives from class to culture, with examples ranging from women’s work to marriage patterns, health issues, violence against women, and grassroots organizing.