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The bite of the mango

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As a child in a small rural village in Sierra Leone, Mariatu Kamara lived peacefully surrounded by family and friends. Rumors of rebel attacks were no more than a distant worry. But when 12-year-old Mariatu set out for a neighboring village, she never arrived. Heavily armed rebel soldiers, many no older than children themselves, attacked and tortured Mariatu. During this brutal act of senseless violence they cut off both her hands. Stumbling through the countryside, Mariatu miraculously survived. The sweet taste of a mango, her first food after the attack, reaffirmed her desire to live, but the challenge of clutching the fruit in her bloodied arms reinforced the grim new reality that stood before her. With no parents or living adult to support her and living in a refugee camp, she turned to begging in the streets of Freetown. 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.
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Full title bite of the mango
Author kamara mariatu
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Last Update 2018-05-24 23:05:25PM
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subject_facet Abused children, Abused children -- Biography, Amputees, Amputees -- Biography, Kamara, Mariatu, People with disabilities, Refugees, Refugees -- Canada. -- Biography, Refugees -- Sierra Leone -- Biography, Sierra Leoneans -- Biography, Sierra Leoneans -- Canada -- Biography, Women -- Biography
title_display The bite of the mango
title_full The Bite of the Mango, The bite of the mango / by Mariatu Kamara with Susan McClelland
title_short The bite of the mango
topic_facet Abused children, Amputees, Biography & Autobiography, Kamara, Mariatu, People with disabilities, Refugees, Sierra Leoneans, Sociology, Women, Young Adult Nonfiction