by Violet Barungi, Hilda Twongyeirwe (Editor), Rebecca Salonen (Foreword)
The oral histories, short stories and poems in this collection in which women in Uganda speak out revolve around the inhumanity of FGM (female genital mutilation). Tradition shrouds the practice in mystery but the societal norms which dictate such cruel interventions in women's sexual development don't take their welfare into consideration. It is hoped that after reading these perturbing testimonies by FGM victims, women and young girls in all parts of Uganda -- and the world-- will take more vigorous steps to denounce the barbaric tradition and reclaim their rights, lives and enjoyment of full womanhood.
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