Gritty ethnography at its best. Descriptively rich and insightful, it does an excellent job of helping readers gain an understanding of insider perspectives on the practice of female genital cutting, and the socially embedded context of these meanings.
Bettina Shell-Duncan, coeditor of Transcultural Bodies
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