Efua Doorkenoo

Efua Dorkenoo, OBE (1949 – 18 October 2014), was a Ghanaian-British campaigner and author known for her work on women's health and as an activist against female genital mutilation (FGM). She was affectionately called 'Mama Efua' for her efforts to combat FGM and her role in bringing the issue to the attention of the international community. Dorkenoo held various positions in organizations such as the World Health Organization and was the founder of the Foundation for Women's Health, Research and Development (FORWARD). She authored the book 'Cutting the Rose: Female Genital Mutilation' which is considered a key text in the campaign against FGM.


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  1. 1. Cutting The Rose

    "Cutting The Rose" is a gripping and thought-provoking novel that delves into the complexities of identity, culture, and the power dynamics within a Ghanaian community. Set in the 1960s, the story follows the life of a young woman named Akosua, who must navigate the expectations placed upon her as a woman in a patriarchal society while also grappling with her own desires and ambitions. Through vivid storytelling and rich character development, the author explores themes of tradition, love, and the pursuit of self-discovery in a changing world.

    The 5725th Greatest Book of All Time