The Story Of A Somali Girl
Product Number: EB00683297
Released: Aug 25, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307367457
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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This is the extraordinary first-person account of a young woman's coming of age in Somalia and her struggles against the obligations and strictures of family and society. By the time she is nine, Aman has undergone a ritual circumcision ceremony; at eleven, her innocent romance with a white boy leads to a murder; at thirteen she is given away in an arranged marriage to a stranger. Aman eventually runs away to Mogadishu, where her beauty and rebellious spirit leads her to the decadent demimonde of white colonialists. Hers is a world in which women are both chattel and freewheeling entrepreneurs, subject to the caprices of male relatives, yet keenly aware of the loopholes that lead to freedom. Aman is an astonishing history, opening a window onto traditional Somali life and the universal quest for female self-awareness. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Original Publish Date: Feb 11, 2011

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Product Number EB00170759
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307554345

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