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Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl

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This is the extraordinary first-person account of a young woman's coming of age in Somalia and her struggles against the obligations and strictures of family and society.  By the time she is nine, Aman has undergone a ritual circumcision ceremony; at eleven, her innocent romance with a white boy leads to a murder; at thirteen she is given away in an arranged marriage to a stranger.  Aman eventually runs away to Mogadishu, where her beauty and rebellious spirit leads her to the decadent demimonde of white colonialists.  Hers is a world in which women are both chattel and freewheeling entrepreneurs, subject to the caprices of male relatives, yet keenly aware of the loopholes that lead to freedom.  Aman is an astonishing history, opening a window onto traditional Somali life and the universal quest for female self-awareness.  

About the Author

Aman's story was originally compiled by Virginia Lee Barnes, an anthropologist (Ph.D., University of Hawaii), and upon her death in 1989, the manuscript was completed by Janice Boddy, distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto, who added an introduction placing Aman's story in its proper historical and social context.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679762096
With:
Boddy, Janice
With:
Barnes, Virginia Lee
With:
Boddy, Janice
With:
Barnes, Virginia Lee
Author:
Boddy, Janice
Author:
Barnes, Virginia Lee
Author:
as told to Virginia Lee Barnes and Janice Boddy
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Africa, central
Subject:
Girls -- Somalia -- Biography.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Somalia
Subject:
Aman
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Social Science-Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19950831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.7 in 0.575 lb

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