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Michaela DePrince werd in 1995 geboren in het door een bloedige burgeroorlog geteisterde Sierra Leone. Als haar vader door rebellen wordt vermoord en haar moeder aan ondervoeding sterft, wordt Michaela in een weeshuis geplaatst. Daar noemen ze haar duivelskind door de witte vlekken op haar huid. Ze wordt verwaarloosd en mishandeld, totdat een Amerikaans echtpaar haar op vierjarige leeftijd adop

Title
Ze noemden me duivelskind
Author
Michaela DePrince Elaine DePrince
Translator
Monique Eggermont
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
Taking flight : from war orphan to star ballerina
Publisher
Amsterdam: The House of Books, 2014
1 digitaal bestand
ISBN
9789048820887

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About Michaela DePrince

Michaela Mabinty DePrince (born Mabinty Bangura, 6 January 1995) is a Sierra Leonean-American ballet dancer. With her adoptive mother, Elaine DePrince, Michaela authored the book Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. She rose to fame after starring in the documentary First Position in 2011, following her and other young ballet dancers as they prepared to compete at the Youth America Grand Prix. She formerly danced with the Dance Theatre of Harlem as the youngest dancer in the history of the company and currently dances as a soloist for the Dutch National Ballet. Since 2016 Michaela is a goodwill ambassador with the Dutch organisation War Child, based in Amsterdam.

Early life

Born as Mabinty Bangura into a Muslim family, she grew up as an orphan in Sierra Leone after her uncle brought her to an orphanage during the civil war. Her adoptive parents were told that her father was shot and killed by t…Read more on Wikipedia