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Relaying her experiences as a child in Sierra Leone during the 1990s, Kamara chillingly evokes the devastating effects of war.
Relaying her experiences as a child in Sierra Leone during the 1990s, Kamara chillingly evokes the devastating effects of war. Mariatu is 11 when her tiny village is decimated by rebel soldiers, many of them children like her. Forced to watch as peaceful villagers are tortured and murdered, Mariatu is finally allowed to go free-but only after boy soldiers cut off her hands: We want you to go to the president, they tell her, and show him what we did to you. You wont be able to vote for him now.
Now 21 years old, Mariatu Kamara is a UNICEF Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflicts. Susan McClelland is an award-winning journalist and recipient of the 2005 Amnesty International Media Award. A documentary about her life is currently in development. She lives in Toronto.
The Bite of Mango book. As told to her by Mariatu, journalist Susan McClelland has written the heartbreaking true story of the brutal attack, its aftermath and Mariatu's eventual arrival in Toronto where she began to pull together the pieces of her broken life with courage, astonishing resilience and hope.
This book took me a night to read. I could not put it down. Mariatu Kamara is awe-inspiring and I wish her nothing but good things to come. Please, Mariatu and Susan, another book soon?!
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Bite of the Mango - Mariatu Kamara. She had gone to live with my grandmother when she was very small, and she came back to stay with us when I was about seven and Adamsay was 10. That’s when I began to understand a little bit of why my mother and Sampa were so jealous of each other. I got angry when Marie gave Adamsay new clothes or extra food to eat. I would yell at Marie: She’s your own child and you like her better.
Subject Headings: Kamara, Mariatu. Sierra Leone-History-Civil War, 1991-2002-Personal narratives-Juvenile literature. Sierra Leone-History-Civil War, iography-Juvenile literature. The second challenge to the author is that the action in the book is front-loaded – it all happens within the first 40 pages. After the attack, the story is no longer a tale of assault, of physical survival, of child soldiers lurking in the bush. Journalist Susan McClelland bursts out of the gate as a sensitive, articulate young adult writer who can separate emotional tripe from story telling. She gets it. McClelland is a welcome addition to the young adult stable of writers.
Kamara's childhood abruptly ended at age 12 when she was raped by a man her elders trusted, an event that was . Kamara later discovered that she was pregnant.
Kamara's childhood abruptly ended at age 12 when she was raped by a man her elders trusted, an event that was shortly followed by a horrific, murderous attack by rebels on her village. Like many other young people, the rebels selected her for special treatment: Her hands were hacked off, a gory reminder for all who would see her in the future. After two years of begging on the streets while living in a refugee camp, she was rescued when a Canadian family paid for her to relocate there
by Mariatu Kamara(Author), Susan McClelland(Author). Bite of the Mango is a good book
by Mariatu Kamara(Author), Susan McClelland(Author). Now 23 years old, Mariatu Kamara has been named a UNICEF Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflicts; a Voices of Courage Honoree by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children; and has established The Mariatu Foundation, which aims to offer much needed refuge to the ongoing victims of the civil war in Sierra Leone. Bite of the Mango is a good book. I appreciated what appeared to be a very honest story of what happened to this victim of the civil war in Sierra Leone. I felt that she gave a three dimensional picture of herself.
Kamara, Mariatu; McClelland, Susan
Kamara, Mariatu; McClelland, Susan. Kamara, Mariatu, Kamara, Mariatu, Kamara, Mariatu, War victims, Amputees, War victims, Amputees, Victimes de guerre, Amputés. Annick Press ; Buffalo, NY : Distributed in the . inlibrary; printdisabled; ; ctlibrary; china; americana. When Mariatu set out for a neighborhood village in Sierra Leone, she was kidnapped and tortured, and both of her hands cut off. She turned to begging to survive. This heart-rending memoir is a testament to her courage and resilience.
This symbol of the mango tree and a girl sitting next to it resembles the scene in the book where her hands were cut off, and how she needed medical treatment right away
This symbol of the mango tree and a girl sitting next to it resembles the scene in the book where her hands were cut off, and how she needed medical treatment right away. A theme that was represented in the book, The Bite of The Mango, by Mariatu Kamara and Susan McClelland is courage. A girl named Mariatu is forced to leave the area in which she has grown up in to retreive medical attention. She is also faced with having to relocate due to vigorous acts performed by rebels, such as burning down her village