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Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good

Rising Heart: One Woman's Astonishing Journey from Unimaginable Trauma to Becoming a Power for Good (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Conteh-Biger, Aminata
With Rieden, Juliet

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'Rising Heart will never leave you; searing, powerful, disturbing, hopeful.' The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO The astonishing tale of a woman determined to turn her trauma into the power for good in the world. In 1999, Sierra Leone teenager Aminata Conteh-Biger was kidnap...ped 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. Barely twenty years old, 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 having a baby than in Australia. So she set up the Aminata Maternal Foundation, and went back to help. 'An incredible story of hope and transformation, one that we can all learn from.' Emma Isaacs, Founder and Global CEO, Business Chicks 'Aminata's courage in sharing this intensely personal story is rewarded with the power of inspiring hope. Rising Heart has refuelled my sense of perspective and purpose.' Yael Stone, actor and activist 'Rising Heart is a gripping story of courage, survival and redemption. I could not put it down.' Wendy McCarthy AO
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ISBN 9781760784966
Published AU 29 Sep 2020
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781760784966
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan Australia
Published 29 Sep 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Conteh-Biger, Aminata
With Rieden, Juliet
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Stories Of Endurance & Survival
African History
Refugees & Political Asylum
Revolutions & Coups
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 232mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 465g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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