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Possessing the secret of joy

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The stunning New York Times bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Color Purple. A powerful novel about brutal misogyny . . . both horrifying and readable, angry and warmhearted, political and human . . . a novel that's strengthened, not strangled, by its political mission.--Newsweek.
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Full title possessing the secret of joy
Author walker alice
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-02 04:21:37AM
Last Indexed 2018-05-27 04:21:24AM

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author Walker, Alice, 1944-
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display_description A woman must come to terms with the circumcision she endured as a child in Africa In Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi's inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she's been burdened over the years. In Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author's personal collection.
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subject_facet Abused women -- Fiction, Africa -- Fiction, African American women -- Fiction, Black novels, Electronic books, Female circumcision -- Fiction, Women immigrants -- United States -- Fiction
title_display Possessing the secret of joy
title_full Possessing the secret of joy / Alice Walker, Possessing the secret of joy [electronic resource] / Alice Walker
title_short Possessing the secret of joy
topic_facet Abused women, African American women, Electronic books, Female circumcision, Women immigrants