MbF: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE “DESERT FLOWER” AND THE BOOKS THAT FOLLOWED? WD: Friends of mine convinced me to write a book about my life. They supported me through the process. Afterwards, no publisher wanted my story. I almost printed the book on my own expenses and giving it free of charge to schools and universities. In the end a publisher in New York bought the script and sold 12 Million copies. After this every publisher in the world wanted to publish books by me.
My granddaughter is saved! Thank you Desert Flower Foundation!
Dear Desert Flower Foundation team,
First of all I’d like to send a big thank you to all of you from Newton in Sierra Leone! There are no words that could express my gratitude for your help. Thanks to your support my granddaughter, Mary S. Taylor won’t be cut and has an opportunity to develop normally.
Mary is eleven years old and attends the sixth class at St. Francis Elementary School. She is a good student and also commits herself to many artistic events. Mary likes drawing very much and has a great talent for it. She can relax while drawing. And relaxing is exactly what my granddaughter needs, because she has really been through a lot in her short life.
Mother from Sierra Leone adopted daughter of her sick sister!
Dear Desert Flower Foundation,
My name is Aminata Juana and I run a small market stall. I live with my children in Freetown in Sierra Leone. Since I was abandoned by my husband when I was in the second month of pregnancy, I am now a single mother and have two daughters. One of them is Mary who is my own child and the second one is Jebbeh – my adopted daughter.