Bully Mother by Oumou Traore
The Story of Oumou Traore

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"Bully Mother" tells a heart-wrenching true story, a story of freedom stripped away by the forces of greed and selfishness. Oumou Traore grows up in Africa's Ivory Coast, the daughter to an abusive mother whose primary concern in life -- above all other things -- is money. Every conversation, decision, and thought goes back to money for Oumou's mother. This habit comes to an unfortunate culmination when she insists that Oumou go to live in the United States, with what she perceives to be an affluent man.

Oumou's trip to the U.S. means leaving behind her true love, Francois, in The Ivory Coast. It also means embracing a frightening and uncertain future. What will Oumou's new husband be like? Will Oumou and Francois ever reunite? Will Oumou ever learn how to speak English, and will doing so allow her to excel in America?

In "Bully Mother," the reader takes a journey through a tale of heartbreak, sadness, and cruelty, but ultimately great hope and inspiration.

About Oumou Traore

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"My life began on the Ivory Coast, in West Africa. The year was 1971. I moved to New York, U.S.A., in 1991. In 1999, I graduated from Baruch College in New York City with a Bachelor's in Economics. In 2004, I received a dual Master's degree in both General Education and Special Education from Touro College. I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education from Grand Canyon University."
Published May 4, 2011 by AuthorHouse. 96 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction