Woman, Why Do You Weep?
Circumcision and its Consequences

El Dareer, Asma
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1983  
Pages:  130pp   ISBN:  0-86232-099-2
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19718

This is the first book by a Sudanese woman to deal in scholarly fashion with female circumcision and infibulation in Sudan. Based on a large-scale statistical survey, Dr. El Dareer presents detailed evidence as to the extent of the practice. She particularly focuses on the health problems resulting from the custom, and gives a fascinating account of the very varied attitudes which Sudanese women and men have towards it.