Mama Tenga

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Dezember 2012



An adventurous and fateful journey to West Africa made Katrin Rohde sell everything she owned in Germany and settle permanently in Burkina Faso. She gives a graphic report of how she began to take care of street children leading pitiful lives marked by hunger, drugs and crime in the capital city of Ouagadougou.

Over the years Katrin Rohde has set up a number of facilities for children and teenagers: orphanages, workshops and training facilities for street kids, counselling centres for young women and girls, a clinic, and much, much more - always in accordance with the principle "helping people to help themselves".

With self-assurance, courage and discipline, with humour and African equanimity she realizes her projects and ideas in what are often difficult conditions. Today everyone knows her there as "Mama Tenga" - "Mother Fatherland".

A colourful and enthralling narrated autobiography, a testimony to human nature, that provides a deep and unusual insight into African reality and the life of people in Burkina Faso.

Bonus features: Contains a picture gallery which shows everyday life at AMPO and the African country Burkina Faso.


01 Panamtougouri

02 A special honour

03 I have too many possessions

04 The blessing of a veil

05 Honoré

06 Ouagadougou, one way

07 Boureima

08 Come back again tomorrow

09 Mama Tenga and the Minister for Urban Development

10 C'est pas moi!

11 Two men I trust

12 Late in the day

13 United we stand

14 Aminata

15 What, no legs?

16 Our own clinic

17 Azara, Alain

18 Joie de vivre

19 Look out for yourselves, girls!

20 Awa and Adama

21 A scrubbing brush at midnight

22 Baobab and sardines

23 A cement mixer on the film set

24 Roland

25 To each his own Africa

26 Good at last after twenty years? - Sometimes

27 Chronology

28 Picture gallery



Katrin Rohde was born in 1948 in Hamburg, she went to school in England and set up her first bookshop at the age of 24. Over the years she has trained more than 20 apprentices and managed her two bookshops in Ploen and Preetz in the north of Germany until she sold everything and went to live permanently in Africa. She received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande and other national awards in Burkina Faso for her humanitarian work.


"The AMPO project of Katrin Rohde is a prime example that will, commitment and staying power can have the edge on all doubts and barriers."
[Quelle: Sabriye Tenberken, author of "My Path leads to Tibet"]
EAN: 9783895670312
Untertitel: My African Life. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Nieswand Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2012
Seitenanzahl: 300 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von George Drummond
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Keiner
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