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Hardback Cut : one woman's fight against FGM in Britain today / Hibo Wardere.
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781471153983 (pbk.) :
Number of reservations: 0
Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother. Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Wardere was made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died. As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not 'normal' in the West. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life.
Female circumcision Great Britain.
Female circumcision Somalia.
Customs and Folklore.
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