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Book Review – Kamakwie: Finding Peace, Love, and Injustice in Sierra Leone


Red Deer Press
I went to a presentation at Dalhousie University two days ago, where Kathleen Martin read from and talked about her new non-fiction book,”Kamakwie: Finding Peace, Love, and Injustice in Sierra Leone” (Red Deer Press, 2011).

World Hope, an international anti-poverty group, suggested that she might like to write a book based on her impressions of a village in Sierra Leone, and facilitated her journey there. The book is based on the time she spent in the village of Kamakwie, with some medical volunteers.

Her text is simple but evocative, and her photographs are truly stunning, reinforcing her message of how much we humans have in common. Some of the stories she tells are uplifting; others heart-breaking; all are of paramount importance.

The book will be sold on the website of the Child Soldiers Initiative (CSI) that was founded by Lt General Romeo Dallaire. Three dollars from the sale of each book will go to support CSI. Kathleen also will be donating part of the royalties to World Hope.


Thank you, Kathleen.

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