Possessing the Secret of Joy: A Novel

Possessing the Secret of Joy: A Novel

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From the author the New York Times Book Review calls "a lavishly gifted writer," this is the searing story of Tashi, a tribal African woman first glimpsed in The Color Purple whose fateful decision to submit to the tsunga's knife and be genitally mutilated leads to a trauma that informs her life and fatefully alters her existence. Possessing the Secret of Joy, out of print for a number of years, was the first novel to deal with this controversial topic and managed to do so in a manner that Cosmopolitan called "masterful, honorable, and unforgettable storytelling." The New Press is proud to bring the book back into print with a new preface by the author addressing the book's initial reception and the changed attitudes toward female genital mutilation that have come about in part because of this book.



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ISBN : 9781595583642
BY (AUTHOR) Walker, Alice
PUBLISHER : The New Press PUBLICATION DATE : May 22, 2008
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The New Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 208 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 354 g

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DESCRIPTION :

From the author the New York Times Book Review calls "a lavishly gifted writer," this is the searing story of Tashi, a tribal African woman first glimpsed in The Color Purple whose fateful decision to submit to the tsunga's knife and be genitally mutilated leads to a trauma that informs her life and fatefully alters her existence. Possessing the Secret of Joy, out of print for a number of years, was the first novel to deal with this controversial topic and managed to do so in a manner that Cosmopolitan called "masterful, honorable, and unforgettable storytelling." The New Press is proud to bring the book back into print with a new preface by the author addressing the book's initial reception and the changed attitudes toward female genital mutilation that have come about in part because of this book.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781595583642
BY (AUTHOR) Walker, Alice
PUBLISHER : The New Press PUBLICATION DATE : May 22, 2008
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : The New Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 208 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 354 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Fiction & Related items

* This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.