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RRP $34.99 (31% OFF RRP)
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In 1999, Sierra Leone teenager Aminata Conteh-Biger was kidnapped from her father's arms during the brutal eleven-year civil war in her country. Violence, amputation and the rape of young women and girls were all weapons deployed in the bloody conflict; in this environment, Aminata was held captive for months.

On release, the UNHCR recognised that Aminata's captors still posed a serious threat to her safety. At the tender age of 19, she was put on a plane, flown to Australia - a land she had barely heard of - and told to start again

Refusing to let her trauma define her, she eventually built a life for herself, but a near-death experience during the birth of her first child turned her attention to the women of Sierra Leone, where mothers are 200 times more likely to die during childbirth than in Australia. So she set up the Aminata Maternal Foundation, and went back to help.

The astonishing tale of a woman determined to turn her trauma into the power for good in the world.

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    Pan Macmillan Australia

  • Author:

    Aminata Conteh-Biger

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    Pan Macmillan Australia

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