As [her daughter] got older, she was often in poor health and seemed weaker and frailer than other girls her age. After she married in her teens, she had excessive hemorrhaging during childbirth. A girl might bleed too much or contract a serious infection in the months following her procedure. Because of this education, women were somehow finding the courage to speak about the tradition for the first time.
And as she had recently come to understand, one group of women from the nearby village of Malicounda Bambara had not only begun to speak about it. She had rehearsed what she wanted to say many times, and yet she struggled to find the best way to begin. But then her words tumbled forward before she could stop them.
She went on to explain…[that] not only were they learning to read and write, but they now also understood so many things—the importance of vaccinations, how germs are transmitted, financial management, and, most important, the existence of human rights. They are going to stop cutting their girls. They are going to abandon the tradition. She told them about the afternoon when Fatimata, the Tostan facilitator, first spoke of the tradition. What Fatimata spoke about was exactly what had happened to her daughter so many years ago. However, she was flabbergasted when all together, a village full of women announced they would no longer allow their daughters to be cut.
From then on, it spread. But currently over villages in Saenegal have committed to stopping the practice. Molly visits Mauritania at one point, where I used to live, and I have high hopes of this spreading there as well.
Talking to one's baby was considered "crazy" and was taboo Young Adult Fiction. If you are only going to read one book this year other than scriptural texts make it this one. By , villages publicly declared ending cutting One of those books that one reads, however long it takes to get through it.
Personal aside: I taught at the university there, and I remember a young student who was passionate about this issue, and fought her parents to protect her younger sister. My student was in furious tears. Highly, highly recommended. PS I read this book because it was about Senegal, but I have to say the subtitle put me off.
I mention this in case you find it off-putting too. The giveaway is closed.
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