04-20-2007 03:24 PM
The news is riddled with stories of war, disease, and famine in Africa. Yet Kris writes that she "has an immense amount of hope" because she knew Monique.
After reading the book, how do you feel about Africa?
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05-24-2007 02:15 AM
I realize that I have been living my life in FEAR of Africa. FEAR of the staggering statistics of AIDS, rapes of virgins and primitive shamanistic practices and animal sacrifices, famine, war and lack of healthcare...who would think you could change that, and yet, Kris is now on a path after the death of her friend that could seriously change the continent...could change our continents' view of Africa!
Congratulations on a job well done. Monique and the mango rains was a compelling read, like the poisonwood bible, and I could not put it down. Reading these books, seeking another side of Africa, as opposed to the media portrayal has helped me grow.
05-24-2007 05:47 AM
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