|Creator:||Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar|
|Area of focus:||Female Genital Mutilation|
|Content Warning Types:||Unknown|
|Format of resource:||Large paperback book|
0224039628 (on goodreads)
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|Accessibility notes:||This book is relatively large and heavy|
In “Possessing the Secret of Joy” Alice Walker brought the issue of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects 100 million women, to the attention of the world. Simultaneously, she was working on a TV documentary with British film maker Pratibha Parmar, to further expose the horrors of the process. This book is the story of the making of that film, a journey from California to England and Africa, and a journey of self-discovery.