Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali, by Kris Holloway

A memoir of the two years Kris Holloway spent as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, a nation with one of the highest maternal death rates in the world.  The story of her work with Monique Dembele, an overburdened and courageous midwife, creates a fascinating glimpse into the day-to-day life of another culture, and a beautiful portrait of cross-cultural friendship.

RATING: * * * * Very, very good
Reviewed by: stc

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One response to “Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali, by Kris Holloway

  1. Thanks so much for this hearty recommendation. I’m so pleased. And, just so readers know, a portion of book sales fund Clinique Monique, a health clinic in Mali!

    All best,
    Kris Holloway
    kris@moniquemangorains.com