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5.0 out of 5 stars Plough Shares For Guns, 18 Nov. 2009
This review is from: Bite of the Mango (Paperback)
In the story of this one brave woman we see the story of Africa and how the continent has been raped and exploited by the western powers. It isn't the boy soldiers who need to be brought to book but the arms dealers and arms manufacturers and the nations that support their continual production and sale. Africa needs plough shares not weaponry and Africa needs support in education, development and democracy, all anathema, of course, to the democratic countries pillaging the continent. This book tells the story of a young girl who escaped the horrors of Sierra Leone after having her hands cut off but her story is a metaphor for how all of us in the world are without hands when it comes to trying to reshape and replenish a dying Africa.
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