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Possessing the secret of joy

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Possessing the Secret of Joy is the story of Tashi, a tribal African woman who lives much of her adult life in North America. As a young woman, a misguided loyalty to the customs of her people led her to voluntarily submit to the tsunga's knife and be genitally mutilated (pharoanoically circumcised). Severely traumatized by this experience, she spends the rest of her life battling madness, trying desperately through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Black novels
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Walker, Alice, 1944-
Possessing the secret of joy.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1992
(OCoLC)643887745
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Walker
ISBN: 0151731527 9780151731527 0224035274 9780224035279 0671789457 9780671789459
OCLC Number: 25373376
Description: x, 286 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Alice Walker.
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The acclaimed author of The Color Purple presents a provocative story of a young tribal African woman who lives most of her adult life in America. Tashi submits toher people's custom of genital  Read more...

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