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Possessing The Secret Of Joy
 

by Alice Walker, Bill Grose (Editor)

ISBN: 0671789422
Pub. Date: June 1993
ISBN-13: 9780671789428
Format: Mass Market Paperback, pp. 285
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
List Price: $7.99
 
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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.

 
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