19 February 2008

Monique and the Mango Rains

I requested that the library buy this book after reading Julie's review last month. And the library got and I read it last week and enjoyed it. It's by a Peace Corps volunteer who spent two years in a small village in Mali in about 1990.

There was a bit of typical PCV stuff, but not too much. Mostly Holloway writes about Monique, a midwife and a lot more, focusing on the two years Holloway was in Mali. I would have loved to have heard the story told by Monique, but this is a good substitute.

Recommended. And make sure to read the comment on Julie's blog.

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