“Female Genital Mutilation: Defacing the Flower”

This article gives an explanation of the different varieties of FGM and puts it in historical context. It then goes into the various beliefs that underlie why this practice is carried out; all of whose foundations are patriarchal. The author explains how the practice of FGM can risk a woman health, and she then gives recommendations as to how to halt the practice.

Musa, Roselynn
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Under the BAOBAB Tree, p. 5-6