Possessing the Secret of Joy

Possessing the Secret of Joy

Book - 1992
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Severely traumatized after suffering genital mutilation in her native Africa, Tashi Johnson spends much of her adult life in North America seeking help through psychoanalysis and desperate to regain the ability to feel.
Publisher: New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, c1992
Branch Call Number: FICTION WAL
Characteristics: x, 286 p. : 23 cm

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pridi_o
Mar 06, 2018

Profound. Moving. Beautifully written.

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Starpoem
Oct 19, 2017

Alice Walker is one of my favorite writers. Her writing style calls to mind the surprising phrase "complex simplicity." This book is a good example of complex simplicity: it is a quick read at under 300 pages, yet it is so poetic and so thought-provoking.

I first read Possessing the Secret of Joy when it came out in the 1990's, and I admired it for the light it shines on the traumatizing, yet culturally ingrained, practice of FGM. Now, 25 years later, FGM continues to make headlines in the news, and this novel remains relevant.

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