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Author Mire, Soraya.

Title The girl with three legs [electronic resource] : a memoir / Soraya Miré.

Imprint Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 386 pages) : illustrations
Summary A personal story of female genital mutilation. Mire reveals what it means to grow up in a traditional Somali family, where girls' and women's basic human rights are violated on a daily basis. She describes FGM is the ultimate child abuse, a ritual of mutilation handed down from mother to daughter and protected by the word "culture."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-378) and index.
Contents A daughter of Africa, 1960-1979. New beginning -- Whispering voices -- Smoke rising from her ears -- White turban man -- The girl with three legs -- Grandmother's shrouding -- The secret house and the ghost house -- The sound of the scissors -- Betrayal -- Learning to walk again -- Mysteries -- The Sheikha -- Asra's elopement and Mother's pain -- Boots marching to Ogaden -- Arousal transactions -- The Da Vinci hotel -- The overpriced vagina -- An imprisoned wife, 1979-1984. The limping one -- The twisted tongue -- The smoke screen -- The quelling pene -- Incapacitated state -- The kohl eyes one -- Moving away from bedlam -- Time to burst forth -- Grenoble -- The feared mutant -- Distorted body -- The black swan -- Mending the wounds -- Moving away from perdition -- The Diderot Restaurant -- The coffee shop -- The courtesan -- Squeezing the vaginal walls -- Flowers and footsteps -- White sugar -- The four breasts -- Going with the flow -- The dark hole -- Father's illness -- The crushing weight -- A nation of bards, 1984-2011. The Angelinos -- The ecclesiastical path -- Bold moves -- The relinquishment -- The path to fire eyes -- Bloodshed -- Tailing the dream -- Rockefeller -- Achieving the impossible -- Beating you to the punch -- Tremor and the indie pilgrimage -- Breakaway -- Going for the gold -- Father's shrouding -- Bhadrakali -- Lifework -- The sutured lips.
Access Access available to onsite users at SLQ, e-services members and Queensland public library (QPL) account holders.
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Subject Mire, Soraya.
Women -- Somalia -- Biography.
Women -- Somalia -- Rites and ceremonies.
Female circumcision -- Social aspects.
Female circumcision -- Psychological aspects.
Female circumcision -- Prevention.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Other Form: Print version: Mire, Soraya. Girl with three legs. Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2011 9781569767139 (DLC) 2011019348 (OCoLC)712124336
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