Aman

by Aman | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
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Registered by bookworm76 of Chermside, Queensland Australia on 10/2/2019
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Journal Entry 1 by bookworm76 from Chermside, Queensland Australia on Wednesday, October 02, 2019
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.

Taking this along to the next Brisbane Bookcrossing meetup. If not picked up I will leave somewhere.

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