After submitting to the ritual genital mutilation her people practice, Tashi makes her way in the world, mourning the loss of sexual pleasure. Reprint.
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ALICE WALKER is an internationally celebrated writer, poet, and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry. She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award.
Tashi-Evelyn Johnson, the African heroine of Possessing the Secret of Joy, submits to the ritual female circumcision and spends the rest of her life trying to understand its meaning and live with its consequences. This story, which is told from the different perspectives of Tashi and her family, flows from one character's recollection to another, not always chronologically. Having two exceptional readers, Alice Walker and Joe Morton, helps the listener differentiate between the characters. Both speak in pleasant, well-modulated voices, and Morton is particularly adept in conveying different accents. Enchanting music from an embaire, an African log xylophone, signals the end of each cassette. A.A.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Pocket, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0671789422
Book Description Pocket, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671789422