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Makass [Kindle Edition]

James A. Levine

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In 2010, Dr. James A. Levine was commissioned by Doctors Without Borders to travel anywhere in the world where they have a station and write about the experience – in an effort to give voice to people who would otherwise have none. The novella was published, along with nine other major international authors, in Italian, in the anthology, Dignità, for Doctors Without Borders’ 50th anniversary.

Dr. Levine traveled to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he visited AIDS clinics and witnessed the remarkable medical care that’s being provided. He almost wrote about that. Until he spent time with some of the people living in the community.

There, he met Paulit, an extraordinary woman who refused to be victimized, a woman whose capacity for love will be an inspiration to all. Paulit, through a translator, told Dr. Levine about her life and how she came to live and thrive in this particular community in Kinshasa. Though she's endured unspeakable trauma, Paulit's story is one of survival, hope and the powerful promise of a brighter future.

Now, for the first time in English - this is her true story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 258 KB
  • Print Length: 69 pages
  • Publisher: NYLA (14 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A8OZ5RQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #478,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Tale 5 Jan 2013
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I couldn't put this novel down. I hope James Levine continues to write these powerful stories of the human condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I could feel everything in this book..... 17 Dec 2012
By Ms. ThiqCaramel - Published on
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I had no idea what this book would be about or what MAKASS meant but as I read the last word of the last sentence I could not stop repeating Makass, Makass, Makass.
I picked this up when it was a "freebie" on Amazon and I plan to purchase this as a gift for someone else. I don't want to give out too many details but this is a powerful struggle about a woman in Africa who goes through tremendous hardships because of love and how she is mistreated because of love. Tear jerking, emotional, sad, wonderful and powerful-this was a moving story to read. Congrats to the author for this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars from sorrow to triumph 21 Jan 2014
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The journey of a remarkable spirit. A lesson many of us can use to get through the difficult times in our own lives
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