Friday, September 28, 2007

Moving Book

I recently finished this book Do They Hear You When You Cry. It took me a few chapters to get into the book, but once I did I didn't want to put it down. The book is about a young woman who flees her home in Togo, Africa just hours before she is to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). In her tribe, arranged marriages and FGM are common. The ritual of FGM is something a girl cannot refuse.

The book details her story as she leaves Africa and makes her way to the United States to seek asylum, only to be locked up in prison. Fauziya's journey is moving and heartwrenching as well as inspiring.

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