Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar expose the secret of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects one hundred million of the world’s women. Part memoir, part travelogue, part photographic journey, this nonfiction follow-up to Walker’s bestselling novel Possessing the Secret of Joy is an investigation into the subject of female genital mutilation, the ritual circumcision whose victims number more than 100 million in the world today.

“In her bestselling novel Possessing the Secret of Joy, Walker opened the door to a long-hidden secret by
bringing female genital mutilation to prominence. This book—based on Parmar’s extraordinary film—chronicles the authors’ journey together, from California to England to Africa, to interview the people concerned with and affected by this harmful, sometimes deadly process. 40 photos.”—Amazon.com

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