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Possessing the Secret of Joy
Possessing the Secret of Joy
Author: Alice Walker
ISBN-13: 9780671789459
ISBN-10: 0671789457
Publication Date: 1/1/1997
Pages: 304
Rating:
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3.5 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Classic Alice Walker. Great African-American characters. If you loved The Color Purple, you will live this!
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ANNOTATION
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.
FROM THE PUBLISHER
A provocative novel about an African tribal woman's battle with madness after the trauma of a childhood genital mutilation.