Fauziya Kassindja Do They Hear You When You Cry Book

Fauziya Kassindja Do They Hear You When You Cry Book

Do They Hear You When You Cry

For Fauziya Kassindja, an idyllic childhood in Togo, West Africa, sheltered from the tribal practices of polygamy and genital mutilation, ended with her beloved father s sudden death Forced into an arranged marriage at age seventeen, Fauziya was told to prepare for kakia, the ritual also known as female genital mutilation It is a ritual no woman can refuse But Fauziy For Fauziya Kassindja, an idyllic childhood in Togo, West Africa, sheltered from the tribal practices of polygamy and genital mutilation, ended with her beloved father s sudden death Forced into an arranged marriage at age seventeen, Fauziya was told to prepare for kakia, the ritual also known as female genital mutilation It is a ritual no woman can refuse But Fauziya dared to try This is her story told in her own words of fleeing Africa just hours before the ritual kakia was to take place, of seeking asylum in America only to be locked up in U.S prisons, and of meeting Layli Miller Bashir, a law student who became Fauziya s friend and advocate during her horrifying sixteen months behind bars Layli enlisted help from Karen Musalo, an expert in refugee law and acting director of the American University International Human Rights Clinic In addition to devoting her own considerable efforts to the case, Musalo assembled a team to fight with her on Fauziya s behalf Ultimately, in a landmark decision in immigration history, Fauziya Kassindja was granted asylum on June 13, 1996 Do They Hear You When You Cry is her unforgettable chronicle of triumph

Title : Do They Hear You When You Cry
Author :  Fauziya Kassindja
Language : English
Isbn : 0385319940
Format : Paperback
Pages : 544 pages

Rating: 4.9

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