Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival (Women Writing Africa)

Ꭱ Hardcover Read  ❅ Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival (Women Writing Africa)  ⢔ By Fadumo Korn ⤂ Ꭱ Hardcover Read ❅ Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival (Women Writing Africa) ⢔ By Fadumo Korn ⤂ Starred Review. Beginning with its evocative opening sentenceIn the distance, a lion roared, deep and long, dismissing the nightthis impassioned, beautifully written memoir is a testament to the possibility of wedding literary prose to sophisticated political arguments Korn grew up as a spirited girl in an Islamic Somalian nomadic tribe in the late 1960s At seven she was forced to undergo female circumcision, in which her clitoris and labia minora were removed with crude utensils and her vagina sewn up After chronic pain, illness and rheumatism set in, Korn went to live with her rich uncle, a government official in Mogadishu, until her circumcision related ailments became debilitating she was taken to Germany for medical treatment, and years later her circumcision was undone Married to a German, Korn became involved in the European campaign against female genital mutilation FGM While the bulk of the book is a devastating and swiftly moving account of Korn s tragedy filled life, it also persuasively argues that health workers must understand the power of traditional customs even as they work to end FGM Written with German writer Eichhorst, this is a brutally honest, politically sensitive and bold addition to literature on global women s health Nov Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Korn s remarkable memoir traces her steps from her childhood as part of a nomadic tribe in Somalia, where she was born in 1964, to her position as a spokesperson against FGM female genital mutilation She herself was circumcised, and sewn back up, or infibulated, at age seven Touted as an ancient tradition, the brutal procedure can lead to infection, chronic ailments, and loss of fertility In Korn s case, the resulting infection led to severe joint disintegration Her parents sent her to relatives in Mogadishu while she received treatment from there she went to a hospital in Rome, then a clinic in Germany, where she endured operations to straighten her fingers and toes Only after her marriage, and corrective surgery to be opened, did she experience urination or her periods without pain Now a German citizen, Korn helps to reeducate young African women about their societal status without this horrific procedure Deborah Donovan Copyright American Library Association All rights reserved shop born Max Born Wikipedia Max German December January was a physicist and mathematician who instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics Born out Kindness Welkom is een Cairn Terrir Kennel uit Limburg met hele leuke Cairns Fellow, Chanti en Magic, Wij fokken af toe nesje volgens de regels Kasteelpark Dierenpark Kasteelpark dierenpark dat gelegen tuinen van voormalig Kasteel In het park ervaar je rust die er al oudsher heerst Je kunt ToysXL Home Copright Toys XL By DvR IT Development BoRN BORZOI BoRN Brom Kreidler Zundapp Onderdelen Moved Permanently The document has moved here Home timmerbedrijfvanderlinden Contact Mortel B JT b c Timmer Interieurbedrijf AVanderlinden Uw makelaar Sittard Geleen omgeving Philippen Uw Makelaardij Rijksweg Noord , AB SITTARD T E info philippenmakelaardij Natural born citizen clause Status as natural United States one eligibility requirements established Constitution for holding office Informationen ber weibliche faduma korn Faduma Korn Afrikanerin aus Somalia, engagiert sich gegen Beschneidung von Mdchen und Frauen Darod Die Darod Somali Daarood, teilweise auch Banu Dawud genannt sind ein Clan der Sie machen etwa bis % Bevlkerung Somalias nach Quelle Afrikanische Autoren ihre Romane Afrikanische zum Teil arabische Autoren, deren Romane deutscher bersetzung vorliegen Namen Alphabet geordnet verlinken Feleknas Uca Leben Beruf jesidische Kurdin bekleidete verschiedene mter PDS, so war sie bereits Mitglied des Landesvorstands Niedersachsen, Mitbegrnderin The Gift Fear Survival Signals That Protect Us True fear gift Unwarranted curse Learn how to tell difference A date won t take no an answer new nanny gives mother Frauenbcher, Literatur fr Frauenliteratur Umfangreiche Liste Bchern bzw Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival (Women Writing Africa)

    • Hardcover
    • Born in the Big Rains: A Memoir of Somalia and Survival (Women Writing Africa)
    • Fadumo Korn
    • English
    • 18 July 2016
    • 196 pages

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