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

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A provocative novel about an African tribal woman's battle with madness after the trauma of a childhood genital mutilation.
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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
title_display Possessing the secret of joy
title_full Possessing the Secret of Joy The Color Purple Series, Book 3, Possessing the Secret of Joy [eBook] Walker, Alice., Possessing the secret of joy / Alice Walker
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topic_facet African American Fiction, African American women, Cultural Heritage, Fiction, Historical, Literary