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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 33 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book A Daughter of Isis: The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi by Nawal El Saadawi
    A Daughter of Isis: The Early Life of Nawal El Saadawi - by Nawal El Saadawi

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786993069 | ISBN 10: 1786993066

    Nawal El Saadawi has been pilloried, censored, imprisoned and exiled for her refusal to accept the oppressions imposed on women by gender and class. For her, writing and action have been inseperable and this is reflected in some of the most evocative ... more

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  • Cover image of book Cut: One Woman by Hibo Wardere
    Cut: One Woman - by Hibo Wardere

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781471153983 | ISBN 10: 1471153983

    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 ... more

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  • Cover image of book Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM by Waris Dirie
    Saving Safa: Rescuing a Little Girl from FGM - by Waris Dirie

    £8.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780349005980 | ISBN 10: 0349005982

    From the bestselling author of Desert Flower: the true story of saving a young girl from FGM.  Waris Dirie, the Somalia nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-FGM activist, first came to the world's attention with the publication of her a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Mutilation by Hilary Burrage
    Female Mutilation - by Hilary Burrage

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781742576077 | ISBN 10: 1742576079

    This book will cover the controversial cultural practice that is taking place even in the Western world where the practice is illegal.  It will explain the different types of FGM and give an overview of the rite of passage and why it is practis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective by Hilary Burrage
    Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective - by Hilary Burrage

    £25.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781472419941 | ISBN 10: 1472419944

    This ground-breaking handbook details the present situation with regard to female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain, referring also to other Western nations where FGM occurs. It scrutinises current pathways to eradicating this dangerous, sometimes ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mutilating Khalid: The Symbolic Politics of Female Genital Cutting by Charles G Steffen
    Mutilating Khalid: The Symbolic Politics of Female Genital Cutting - by Charles G Steffen

    £26.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781569023327 | ISBN 10: 1569023328

    In 2006, a suburban Atlanta jury convicted Khalid Misri Adem, a 31-year-old Ethiopian immigrant, of two counts of aggravated assault and cruelty to children for allegedly circumcising his daughter when she was two years old. However, the trial agains ... more

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  • Cover image of book Women, Violence and Tradition: Taking FGM and Other Practices to a Secular State by Tamsin Bradley (Editor)
    Women, Violence and Tradition: Taking FGM and Other Practices to a Secular State - by Tamsin Bradley (Editor)

    £20.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848139589 | ISBN 10: 1848139586

    Is the practice of FGM on the rise in the UK and US? Why? What happens to religious and cultural traditions when they are taken from their context into a new, often secular, state? Women, Violence and Tradition is a fascinating look into the life his ... more

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  • Cover image of book Do They Hear You When You Cry? by Fauziya Kassindja & Layli Miller Bashir
    Do They Hear You When You Cry? - by Fauziya Kassindja & Layli Miller Bashir

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780857500533 | ISBN 10: 0857500538

    tells the dramatic, compulsively readable story of a woman fighting to free herself from the injustices of her culture. Fauziya Kassindja's harrowing story begins in Togo, Africa, where she enjoyed a sheltered childhood, shielded by her progressive f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Confronting Female Genital Mutilation: The Role of Youth and ICTS in Changing Africa by Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla and Joëlle Palmieri
    Confronting Female Genital Mutilation: The Role of Youth and ICTS in Changing Africa - by Marie-Hélène Mottin-Sylla and Joëlle Palmieri

    £14.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780857490315 | ISBN 10: 0857490311

    It is not possible, in Africa or elsewhere, to think about the issue of female genital mutilation (FGM) – excision – in the same way as 25 years ago. Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are no longer a novelty, and increased access to i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Beyond the Dance: Voices of Women on Female Genital Mutilation by Violet Barungi & Hilda Twongyeirwe
    Beyond the Dance: Voices of Women on Female Genital Mutilation - by Violet Barungi & Hilda Twongyeirwe

    £29.00   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9789970700196 | ISBN 10: 9970700197

    Female genital mutilation is the excruciating and damaging experience that a lot of women in many cultures across Africa and in many other parts of the world suffer. Even when the women find themselves, for one reason or another, relocated in what sh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision by Linda Strong-Leek
    Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision - by Linda Strong-Leek

    £21.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781592216758 | ISBN 10: 1592216757

    Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision delves into one of the most complex issues of the modern era, female circumcision, or female genital mutilation. The issue of female circumcision catapulted into the mainstream after the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Empathy and Rage: Female Genital Mutilation in African Literature by Edited by Tobe Levin and Augustine H. Asaah
    Empathy and Rage: Female Genital Mutilation in African Literature - by Edited by Tobe Levin and Augustine H. Asaah

    £16.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780955507946 | ISBN 10: 0955507944

    Empathy and Rage - these words bracket a spectrum of feelings people confront when they think about the millions of women and girls who have undergone bolokoli, takhoundi, tukore, or gudni'in - names in local languages for a procedure that mutilates ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives by Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf
    Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives - by Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf

    £21.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780812219418 | ISBN 10: 0812219414

    This volume does not focus narrowly on female circumcision as a set of ritualized surgeries sanctioned by society. Instead, the contributors explore a chain of connecting issues and processes through which the practice is being transformed in local a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Circumcision: The Interplay of Religion, Culture & Gender in Kenya by Mary Nyangweso Wangila
    Female Circumcision: The Interplay of Religion, Culture & Gender in Kenya - by Mary Nyangweso Wangila

    £20.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781570757105 | ISBN 10: 1570757100

    A study of female circumcision in Africa that considers religious and cultural beliefs.   A Kenyan woman theologian—“an insider”—examines arguments for and against the controversial practice of female circumcision. Based on her interviews with ... more

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  • Cover image of book Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival by Fadumo Korn and Sabine Eichhorst
    Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival - by Fadumo Korn and Sabine Eichhorst

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781558615311 | ISBN 10: 1558615318

    This powerful memoir by international anti-FGM activist Fadumo Korn portrays both her life-altering transformation after she undergoes a brutal female circumcision at the age of seven and her journey to recovery and empowerment. As a feisty nomad, Fa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desert Children by Waris Dirie
    Desert Children - by Waris Dirie

    £8.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844082513 | ISBN 10: 1844082512

    Fashion model, US ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away through the desert; being discovered by Teren ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie
    Desert Dawn - by Waris Dirie

    £8.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781844080083 | ISBN 10: 1844080080

    Fasion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie is a remarkable woman. Born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia, she told her story - enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away at twelve throu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Cutting: Cultural Conflict in the Global Community by Elizabeth Heger Boyle
    Female Genital Cutting: Cultural Conflict in the Global Community - by Elizabeth Heger Boyle

    £21.50   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780801882630 | ISBN 10: 080188263x

    The practice of female genital cutting, sometimes referred to as female circumcision and common in a number of African states, has attracted increasing attention in recent years and mobilized strong international opposition. While it typically produc ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Mutilation by Comfort Momoh (editor)
    Female Genital Mutilation - by Comfort Momoh (editor)

    £24.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781857756937 | ISBN 10: 1857756932

    This unique book will assist those who care for women and girls who have had, or are at risk of having female genital mutilation. It focuses on caring for both physical and mental needs of the vulnerable or suffering and maintains an understanding, h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues by Rosemarie Skaine
    Female Genital Mutilation: Legal, Cultural and Medical Issues - by Rosemarie Skaine

    £33.50   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780786421671 | ISBN 10: 0786421673

    Female genital mutilation (FGM) occurs in many parts of the world, especially in Africa. It is a cultural practice thought to have been established centuries ago, though its origins appear to have been lost in the past. International efforts to elimi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics by Stanlie M James & Claire C Robertson
    Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood: Disputing U.S. Polemics - by Stanlie M James & Claire C Robertson

    £17.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780252072734 | ISBN 10: 0252072731

    Genital Cutting and Transnational Sisterhood is a much-needed response to the ethnocentric and arrogant Western perceptions surrounding female genital cutting (FGC), often referred to as either female genital mutilation or female circumcision, but wh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears by Haseena Lockhat
    Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears - by Haseena Lockhat

    £15.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9781898253907 | ISBN 10: 1898253900

    Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears deals with the topical and controversial issue of female circumcision. A thoroughly researched and academic work, it aims to raise awareness not only of the physical but also the psychological effects of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Mutilation in Africa by Daniel Njoroge Karanja
    Female Genital Mutilation in Africa - by Daniel Njoroge Karanja

    £12.50   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781591605614 | ISBN 10: 159160561x

    Firmly anti-fgm, but it is written by a Chrstian Kenyan pastor and hence is very biblical. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Mutilation and Obstetric Care by Beverley Chalmers
    Female Genital Mutilation and Obstetric Care - by Beverley Chalmers

    £11.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9781412005883 | ISBN 10: 1412005884

    This book is primarily directed to health professionals who are not familiar with FGM - it provideds detailed instructions and recommendations reagarding prenatal care, birth and post-partum care for women who have been subjected to FGM.  The a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
    Desert Flower - by Waris Dirie

    £8.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781860497582 | ISBN 10: 1860497586

    "Born a Somalian nomad, by the time she made it as a top model, she'd survived genital mutilation and a face-off with a tiger... She's now a UN special Ambassador. Take a cue from Waris's charm and courage."(Company)"A story that traverses continents ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female "Circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change by Bettina Shell-Duncan & Ylva Hernlund
    Female "Circumcision" in Africa: Culture, Controversy, and Change - by Bettina Shell-Duncan & Ylva Hernlund

    £27.95   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781555879952 | ISBN 10: 1555879950

    This interdisciplinary volume examines the issue of female genital cutting, or "circumcision" and explores the role that scholars can and should play in approaching this issue. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Mutilation: A Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide by Anika Rahman & Nahid Toubia
    Female Genital Mutilation: A Guide to Laws and Policies Worldwide - by Anika Rahman & Nahid Toubia

    £32.99   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9781856497732 | ISBN 10: 1856497739

    This is the most extensive report currently available on the use of law and policy to address the practice of female circumcision / female genital mutilation (FC / FGM). In encouraging a pro-active governmental response to the practice, the book plac ... more

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  • Cover image of book Is Multiculturalism Bad For Women? by Susan Okin Moller et al
    Is Multiculturalism Bad For Women? - by Susan Okin Moller et al

    £24.95   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780691004327 | ISBN 10: 0691004323

    Exploring the question of whether demands for multiculturalism may actually be harmful for women, calling anti-feminist practices such as female genital mutilation into liberal democracies, these essays add to a contenious social and political debate ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Day Kadi Lost Part of Her Life by Isabel Ramos
    The Day Kadi Lost Part of Her Life - by Isabel Ramos

    £14.95   paperback   (1998) - ISBN 13: 9781875559749 | ISBN 10: 1875559744

    This is the moving photostory of a 4 year old African girl named Kadi, who is subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) in accordance with the traditions of her community. Black and white photographs document the activities of the day in which she ... more

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  • Cover image of book Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl by Aman et al
    Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl - by Aman et al

    £9.99   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780747520221 | ISBN 10: 0747520224

    Aman is the intimate first-person account of a young woman's coming-of-age in Somalia. The daughter of tribal leaders, Aman recounts her dramatic life with stark simplicity and winning candour: an innocent childhood romance with a white boy that lead ... more

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  • Cover image of book Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker
    Possessing the Secret of Joy - by Alice Walker

    £9.99   paperback   (1993) - ISBN 13: 9780099224112 | ISBN 10: 0099224119

    When Alice Walker finshed writing The Color Purple she realised that she needed to tell the story of Tashi, a minor character, who had "left Africa but had taken her wound with her to America".  This is Tashi's story, told in her words and the v ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Genital Mutilation: Proposals for Change by Scilla Ellworthy & Efua Dorkenoo
    Female Genital Mutilation: Proposals for Change - by Scilla Ellworthy & Efua Dorkenoo

    £3.95   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780946690909 | ISBN 10: 0946690901

    Medically unnecesary and extremely painful operations are routinely carried out on babies and young girls. In their most severe forms they involve the partial to complete removal of the external female genitalia. This little known custom affects more ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Circumcision of Women; A Strategy for Eradication by Olayinka Koso-Thomas
    The Circumcision of Women; A Strategy for Eradication - by Olayinka Koso-Thomas

    £17.99   paperback   (1992) - ISBN 13: 9780862327019 | ISBN 10: 0862327016

    Dr Koso-Thomas shows that female circumcision is not confined to the Horn of Africa, or the Muslim areas of the continent. Her study of the practice in Sierra Leone demonstrates its important role in the traditional initiation of females into both w ... more

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