The Circumcision of Women
A Strategy for Eradication

Koso-Thomas, Olayinka
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1987  
Pages:  128pp   ISBN:  0-86232-701-6
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19696

African women have begun in recent years to research and campaign against the practice of female circumcision. Dr. Koso-Thomas shows that female circumcision is not confined to the Horn of Africa, or the Muslim areas of the Continent. Her study of the practice in Sierra Leone demonstrates its important role in the traditional initiation of females into both womanhood and society in parts of West Africa. She sets out proposals to end the crippling of women by this operation.

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