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Empathy and rage : female genital mutilation in African literature

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  • Creator editors, Tobe Levin and Augustine H. Asaah
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Banbury : Ayebia Clarke Pub. ; Accra, Ghana : Co-published with the Centre for Intellectual Renewal ; Boulder, CO : Distributed outside Africa, Europe and the United Kingdom exclusively by Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2009.
  • Physical Details xxi, 217 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780955507946, 0955507944
  • OCLC ocn301894529


Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Painting: Defiance of pain I / Godfrey Williams-Okorodus -- Scene from life, female circumcision / Chris Leche -- Assaults on female genitalia: activists, authors and the arts / Tobe Levin -- Empathizers. From women's rite to human rights Issue: literary explorations of female genital excision since facing Mount Kenya (1938) / Elisabeth Bekers ; Oppositional approaches to female genital mutilation (FGM) in African literature / Stephen Bishop ; Going home again: diaspora, female genital mutilation (FGM) and kingship in warrior marks / Tameka L. Cage ; 'Mother' as a verb: the erotic, Audre Lorde and female genital mutilation (FGM) / Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
  • Enraged. Female genital mutilation (FGM): ambivalence, indictment and commitment in Sub-Saharan African fiction / Augustine H. Asaah ; The anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) novel in public education: an example from Ghana / Anne V. Adams ; What's wrong with Mariam? Gloria Naylor's infibulated Jew / Tobe Levin ; Somali womanhood: a re-visioning / Marianne Sarkis -- Engaged. Excision and African literature: an activist annotated bibliographical excursion / Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana ; Who's afraid of female sexuality? / Muthoni Mathai ; Triinen im sand /Desert tears (excerpts) / Nura Abdi and Leo G. Linder

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