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Toufah [NF]

Jallow, Toufah & Pittaway, Kim

  8 Reviews

When Toufah won a national competition that promised a full scholarship to any university in the world, it was the first step to fulfilling her dreams. But it turned into a nightmare when she was raped by the president of her West African country, The Gambia. With both her own and her family's safety at risk, she fled to Senegal and then sought refuge in Canada, eventually being in a position to publicly expose the since deposed dictator.

Introducing readers to the history and culture of The Gambia, this is a powerful and inspiring memoir of the courageous young woman and now advocate, who led the way for an African #MeToo movement. [Larger font]

Pages
310
Year
2021

Reviews

TAUR 060
25-06-2024
An easy to read book, despite being a difficult topic. Few of us knew much about Gambia, and there was discussion about differences and similarities between our cultures, and their handling/ responses to sexual assault.
TAUR 065
02-05-2024
'Current' with an interesting twist. The group wondered what had happened to the President in respect to the court case. We liked the narrative - very relatable. We could hear her voice and were impressed by her courage at such a young age. We heard her story, rather than the details of culture and daily life.
CHCH 145
02-05-2024
Absolutely wonderful. An amazing story of Toufah - her resilience, courage, and difficult road to finally having the courage to say the truth, put her name to it, and start a movement.
TAIH 002
10-01-2024
We all really enjoyed this book - an amazing woman, from a family of strong women. One of our best books this year!
WHANG 022
15-11-2023
All loved Toufah for her courage and her writing.
GREYT 002
13-09-2023
A compelling story of a courageous, determined young woman. An interesting insight into the challenges for a refugee.
GORE 007
21-08-2023
Enjoyed by all, it makes you realise how lucky we are.
WHANGA 004
17-04-2023
A disturbing topic, well presented, inspiring, thoughtful and full of hope. Well worth the read.