Possessing the secret of joy: The Color Purple Series, Book 3

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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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An American woman struggles with the genital mutilation she endured as a child in Africa in a New York Times bestseller "as compelling as The Color Purple" (San Francisco Chronicle).
In Tashi's tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo female genital mutilation 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 African American women -- Fiction, Cultural Heritage -- FICTION, Electronic books, Historical -- African American, Literary -- FICTION
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title_full Possessing the Secret of Joy The Color Purple Series, Book 3, Possessing the Secret of Joy [electronic resource] Walker, Alice., Possessing the secret of joy / Alice Walker
title_short Possessing the secret of joy
title_sub The Color Purple Series, Book 3
topic_facet African American Fiction, African American women, Cultural Heritage, Fiction, Historical, Literary