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Read the Book!

Holloway, Kris. Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2007.

  • Visit the library and borrow a copy (on reserve for short checkout at the circulation desk)
  • Purchase a copy (Available from the OCU Bookstore).


See the OCU Reads page for information on the Creative Competition.

Prepare for Discussion

Visit the author's web page.

Read reviews of the book linked under the "Articles" tab above.

Branch Out!

Check out the  the "Articles," "Books," and "Web" tabs above. They will provide links to suggested readings on topics related to Monique and the Mango Rains, including Mali, midwifery, study abroad, and the Peace Corps.

Additional Ideas?

Please send your ideas for additional resources to vswinney@okcu.edu

Read Reviews

EBSCOhost includes many reviews.

Find Articles on Related Subjects

The library has access to thousands of Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers about themes included in Monique and the Mango Rains. Many of these are available directly from the computer. Others are available in the library or within a few weeks through “interlibrary loan”. The following subjects and databases are simply a sample of what is available.

The general EBSCOhost search box at the top of the library page is good for getting started with broad topics, for example,

Academic Search Complete is great for more targeted subject searching, for example,

Project Muse provides access to academic articles in the humanities. Try searches such as

JSTOR provides access to older academic journal articles, which can provide interesting perspectives. Try searches such as

For additional perspectives, explore subject related databases. Try the links below search or choose from a complete list of databases.

Find Books (and other monographs) on Related Subjects

For books, DVDs, videos, or government documents on related subjects, use the search box at the top of the page to search the library’s catalog or WorldCat (for items available within a few weeks through “interlibrary loan”).

Some Related Electronic Books

Electronic Books are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week directly from your computer. Here is a selection of books on race relations and racial identity from the library’s electronic collection:

Lamiaux, Mathieu and Francois Rouzaud. World Bank Working Papers : Private Health Sector Assessment in Mali : The Post-Bamako Reality. Herndon, VA: World Bank Publications, 2011.

Edwards, Grace and Sheena Byrom. Essential Midwifery Practice : Public Health. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008.

Peace Corps:
Coverdell, Paul D. America in the 21st Century: Political and Economic Issues: Crossing Cultures - Stories of the Peace Corps Experience. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2010.

Steinberg, Shirley R. and Dennis L. Carlson. Volunteers of America. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2012.

Websites of interest





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