The acclaimed author of The Color Purple presents a provocative story of a
young tribal African woman who lives most of her adult life in America. Tashi
submits toher people's custom of genital mutilation. Severely traumatize d by
the experience, she spends the rest of her life battling madness, trying to
regain the ability to recognize her own reality.
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A New York Times bestseller, this is the story of Tashi Johnson, a tribal
African woman now living in North America. As a young woman, a misguided
loyalty to the customs of her people led her to submit to the tribal initiation
rite of passage. Severely traumatized, she spends the rest of her life trying
to reconcile her African heritage with her experience as a modern woman in
America. Previously published by Pocket Books.