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Rising Heart

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Year: 2020
By: Aminata Conteh-Biger
ISBN: 9781760981235


Aminata Conteh-Biger was one of the first Sierra-Leonean women to be granted refugee status to Australia (in 2000) after being kidnapped during the violent 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone.

Her story has also been featured on SBS Dateline in the 2017 documentary Daughter of Sierra LeoneThe Sunday Project.

In mid-2022, Aminata addressed The National Press Club in Canberra – one of few African Australians to ever do so. She is also the founder and CEO of the Aminata Maternal Foundation – a charity which aims to stop the horrific maternal health crisis of her home country.

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