Cut off By Sylvia Chioma
Category Female Abuse Biographies, Anthropological Customs
About Cut off
The barbaric and dangerous practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in childhood or early womanhood is the scourge of the women of many African and Middle Eastern countries, because of an ancient, misguided belief that cutting away the clitoral area increases fertility, eases childbirth and reduces promiscuity. This book combines a harrowing true account of one woman’s near-fatal experience of FGM in Nigeria with information designed to provide enlightenment on this abhorrent practice and why it should be stamped out in all the countries of the world where it is still practised. Published with the support and backing of key and influential women from several countries.
About Sylvia Chioma
Sylvia Chioma is an author, teacher and FGM activist, based in Lagos, Nigeria. A graduate of Public Administration from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, she is Project Coordinator for the Girdle Network NG. Before co-authoring her book on FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), Sylvia focused on teaching and publishing. The book has given birth to the GIRDLE Network, a non-profit organization that runs an online and field awareness programme to sensitize Nigerians and raise awareness about the complications, criminality and injustice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).