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  • ISBN-13: 9781424140220
  • ISBN: 1424140226
  • Publisher: PublishAmerica, Incorporated


Okpala, Chukwudi


...Then the old woman came slowly for she could hardly walk having stooped so long while sharpening her knife. She sat down between Tracy's legs...'My daughter,' she said. 'This is what you have been carrying. Women are not born; they are made like this,' she said again fumbling it; she touched a part which she pulled slowly and gently toward her body... The Uncircumcised tells the story of a couple, Nkem and Anne, who are torn between preserving their culture, especially the ethos of circumcision, and adopting opposite and new modes of being that are considered taboos. With the fashionableness of the new ways, tinged with excess license, Anne denies the ethos of circumcision and forges new sensibilities that become a kamikaze on her native manners and pedigree. The Uncircumcised jabs at what it really means to be a woman in Africa and for Africans. Okpala meditates on this question with a narrative of rich tapestry, filled with taboos, zesty relationships, struggles of perceptions, dazzling loyalties, search for and redefinition of the self.Okpala, Chukwudi is the author of 'Uncircumcised ' with ISBN 9781424140220 and ISBN 1424140226.

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