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Female Circumcision: The Interplay of Religion, Culture and Gender in Kenya (Women from the Margins)

ISBN: 9781570757105
Publisher: Orbis Books
Edition: First Edition
Publication Date: 2007-05-20
Number of pages: 206
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A Kenyan woman theologian--"an insider"--examines arguments for and against the controversial practice of female circumcision. Based on her interviews with fifty Kenyan women representing Christianity, Islam, African Initiated Churches, and traditional religion, Wangila emphasizes the importance of understanding the gender relationships and cultural beliefs behing the practice and the important role played by religion.

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