Born in the Big Rains
A Memoir of Somalia and SurvivalBook - 2006
This powerful memoir portrays the life-altering transformation of a feisty nomad girl who undergoes genital excision. Crippled with rheumatism as a result of the cutting, Fadumo Korn, who once freely roamed the deserts of her native Somalia, is sent to live with a wealthy uncle, brother to the Somali president. She enters a world of luxury underpinned with political instability and cruelty, but receives an invaluable education. Korn eventually moves to Germany for therapy and recounts her life there--her marriage, the birth of her son, and her involvement in the movement to end genital cutting--with warm and inspiring humor.
Publisher: New York : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2006
Branch Call Number: B Korn
Characteristics: 185 p. ; 23 cm