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Possessing the Secret of Joy
by Alice Walker


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From the author the "New York Times Book Review" calls "a lavishly gifted writer," this is the searing story of Tashi, a tribal African woman first glimpsed in "The Color Purple" whose fateful decision to submit to the "tsunga's" knife and be genitally mutilated leads to a trauma that informs her life and fatefully alters her existence.  Read more...


 
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Overview

From the author the "New York Times Book Review" calls "a lavishly gifted writer," this is the searing story of Tashi, a tribal African woman first glimpsed in "The Color Purple" whose fateful decision to submit to the "tsunga's" knife and be genitally mutilated leads to a trauma that informs her life and fatefully alters her existence. "Possessing the Secret of Joy," out of print for a number of years, was the first novel to deal with this controversial topic and managed to do so in a manner that "Cosmopolitan" called "masterful, honorable, and unforgettable storytelling." The New Press is proud to bring the book back into print with a new preface by the author addressing the book's initial reception and the changed attitudes toward female genital mutilation that have come about in part because of this book.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781595583642
  • ISBN-10: 1595583645
  • Publisher: New Press
  • Publish Date: May 2008
  • Page Count: 286


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