Kamakwie : finding peace, love, and injustice in Sierra Leone
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|a9780889954724|q(pbk.) : |cUS$19.95
|aKamakwie : |bfinding peace, love, and injustice in Sierra Leone / |cKathleen Martin
|aMarkham, ON ; |aBrighton, Mass. : |bRed Deer Press, |cc2011
|a175 p. : |bcol. ill., col. map ; |c26 cm.
|aIn an account of her time in the small village of Kamakwie in Sierra Leone, the author describes the inhabitants' daily struggles with poverty, memories of the recent civil war, and hopes for the future
|aMartinKathleen|d1973---Travel--Sierra Leone--Kamakwie--Juvenile literature
|aKamakwie (Sierra Leone)--Biography--Juvenile literature
|aKamakwie (Sierra Leone)--Description and travel--Juvenile literature
|aKamakwie (Sierra Leone)--Social conditions--21st century--Juvenile literature
|aSierra Leone--History--Civil War, 1991-2002--Personal narratives--Juvenile literature
內容簡介top Kamakwie 簡介 Kathleen Martin spent several weeks in the tiny village of Kamakwie in the interior of Sierra Leone, where she worked with a Canadian medical team. Staying in the grounds of the community hospital, Kathleen had the opportunity to meet with the people of the village. The experience was a revelation. Her mission was to talk to people about their lives, aspirations and their memories of the civil war. She also had a camera though which she developed a visual chronicle. Above all, she was struck by the children. Their resilience, their hopes, their enjoyment of the moments when they could gather and sing and play soccer.?/div>Initially, the writer is an observer, but it is not long before the observer is passionately involved.?/div>In this vivid and moving account of her time in Kamakwie, Kathleen Martin provides a window into a world far from the comfortable lives of most Americans - a world that through this book will become a colorful, sometimes horrifying, sometimes beautiful reality.