Born in the Big Rains

Born in the Big Rains

A Memoir of Somalia and Survival

Book - 2006
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This powerful memoir portrays the life-altering transformation of a feisty nomad girl who undergoes genital excision. Crippled with rheumatism as a result of the cutting, Fadumo Korn, who once freely roamed the deserts of her native Somalia, is sent to live with a wealthy uncle, brother to the Somali president. She enters a world of luxury underpinned with political instability and cruelty, but receives an invaluable education. Korn eventually moves to Germany for therapy and recounts her life there--her marriage, the birth of her son, and her involvement in the movement to end genital cutting--with warm and inspiring humor.
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2006.
ISBN: 9781558615311
1558615318
Branch Call Number: B KORN FADUMO
Characteristics: 185 p. ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Eichhorst, Sabine

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