Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today (Paperback)
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Cut: One Woman's Fight Against FGM in Britain Today (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages
Published: 07/04/2016
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Imagine for a moment that you are 6-years-old and you are woken in the early hours, bathed and then dressed in rags before being led down to an ominous looking tent at the end of your garden. And there, you are subjected to the cruellest cut, ordered by your own mother.
Forced down on a bed, her legs held apart, Hibo Warderewas made to undergo female genital cutting, a process so brutal, she nearly died.
As a teenager she moved to London in the shadow of the Somalian Civil War where she quickly learnt the procedure she had undergone in her home country was not 'normal' in the west. She embarked on a journey to understand FGM and its roots, whilst raising her own family and dealing with the devastating consequences of the cutting in her own life. Today Hibo finds herself working in London as an FGM campaigner, helping young girls whose families plan to take them abroad for the procedure. She has vowed to devote herself to the campaign against FGM.
Eloquent and searingly honest, this is Hibo's memoir which promises not only to tell her remarkable story but also to shed light on a medieval practice that's being carried out in the 21stcentury, right on our doorstep. FGM in the UK has gone undocumented for too long and now that's going to change. Devastating, empowering and informative, this book brings to life a clash of cultures at the heart of contemporary society and shows how female genital mutilation is a very British problem.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471153983
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm

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“So much heart and soul”

I was really pleasantly surprised with how readable this was. Don't get me wrong, it details horrifying systematic abuse and oppression of girls & women around the world, but it is put across in such a way... More

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“Wow!!”

I normally take age to finish a book but I finished this one in less than a day! Such an important message is shared and I felt every emotion from sadness, anger to happiness! I encourage everyone to read this... More

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“Bold and Courageous”

When I came across this book I had no clue about the reality of FGM.
I'd heard of female circumcision but always just assumed it was a religious practice and a very minor procedure, similar somehow to my very... More

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