Books by Baba Galleh Jallow (1)


The Graveyard Cannot Pray : One Man's Battle to Save His Daughter from Female Circumcision by Baba Galleh Jallow EN

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Country: Africa / Gambia flag Gambia
This book is an autobiographical account of one man's struggle to save his daughter from being taken to the bush; a struggle that defies a harmful traditional practice and defective constructions of normality. Perhaps the first to articulate the battle against Female Genital Mutilation from an African male perspective, The Grave Yard Cannot Pray throws into sharp relief three interconnected phenomena: the communal nature of conflict and conflict resolution among the Futa Fulani, the Fulani notion of son-hood, and the potential complications that arise when the sanctity of tradition is stood in... continue