Rising Heart, by Aminata Conteh-Biger, is a searing but optimistic account of a life defined by both trauma and hope

By Penelope Cottier
August 29 2020 - 12:00am
Author Aminata Conteh-Biger. Picture: Jeremy Simons
Author Aminata Conteh-Biger. Picture: Jeremy Simons
  • Rising Heart, by Aminata Conteh-Biger. Macmillan Australia. $34.99.

Aminata Conteh-Biger has written a remarkable account of her experiences in Sierra Leone and Australia. Along the way, she describes both extreme brutality and the difficulties experienced by refugees, but the overall message of the book is one of hope and strength.

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