Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker

The novel explores the life of Tashi, an African woman who voluntarily undergoes the traditional ritual of female circumcision, a decision that haunts her as she moves to the United States, marries, and bears children. The emotional and physical repercussions of this act, along with her struggle to understand and reconcile with her cultural heritage, form the heart of the story. The narrative presents a powerful critique of the practice, highlighting its traumatic consequences on women's lives while also exploring themes of cultural identity, tradition, and personal freedom.

The 2122nd greatest book of all time


Published
1992
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
304
Words
70,000
Original Language
English

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