Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation Further Reading: Some Suggestions

Below are the Further Reading (book) suggestions already made in the book Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation, plus others as this list is updated.

For convenience and to avoid duplication, this page is being shared with the Female Mutilation Worldwide Further Reading page for my narrative ‘FGM stories’ book, Female Mutilation: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation (New Holland Publishers, 2016).  Readers can visit (or return to) the Female Mutilation Worldwide website here.

Please add more suggested Further Readings – your own work or others’ work – below as Comment, with a note if possible about why you recommend the publication.  Thanks.


Abusharraf R (2007) Female Circumcision: Multicultural Perspectives. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press

Ali N (2010) I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. New York: Three Rivers Press

Asaah A, Levin T (2009) Empathy and Rage: Female Genital Mutilation in African Literature. Banbury: Ayebia Publishers

Bradley T (2011) Women, Violence and Tradition.  London: Zed Books

Bradley T (forthcoming 2016) Women, Violence and Oppression in South Asia. London: IB Tauris

Bradley T, Longman C (2015) Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices. Abingdon: Ashgate / Routledge

Brooks G (2007) Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women. London: Penguin

Burrage H (2015) Eradicating Female Genital Mutilation: A UK Perspective. Abingdon: Ashgate / Routledge

Burrage H (2016) Female Mutilation: The truth behind the horrifying global practice of female genital mutilation. Chatswood: New Holland Publishers

Corby B, Shemmings D, Wilkins D (2012) Child Abuse, 4th Edition: An Evidence Base For Confident Practice . Maidenhead: Open University Press / McGraw Hill

Daniels C, Jackson J (2014) Impolite Conversations. New York: Atria Books

Dawes J (2013) Evil Men. London: Harvard University Press

De Beauvoir S (1949) The Second Sex. London: Vintage

Denholm N (reprinted 2011) Female Genital Mutilation in New Zealand: Understanding and Responding – a guide fir health and child protection professionals. Auckland NZ, FGM Education Programme, New Zealand Ministry of Health

Dirie W (2004) Desert Dawn. London: Virago

Dirie W (2001) Desert Flower. London: Virago

Dirie W (2015) Saving Safa from FGM. London: Virago

Dorkenoo E (1996) Cutting the Rose. Austin: Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Douglas M (2002) Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo. London: Routledge Classics

Dyhouse C (2014) Girl Trouble. London: Zed Books

Ehrenreich B, English D (1973) Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers. New York: The Feminist Press

El Saadwi N (2007) The Hidden Face of Eve: Women in the Arab World. London: Zed Books

Epprecht M (2013) Sexuality and Social Justice in Africa. London: Zed Books

Gerry F, Harris L, Sjolin C (2014) Sexual Offenses Handbook: Law Practice and Procedure. London: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing

Hadikwa Mwaluko N (2013) Waafrika. Frankfurt am Main: UnCut/Voices

Hirsi Ali A (2008) Infidel. London: Pocket Books

Hirsi Ali A (2011) Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey through the Clash of Civilizations. London: Simon & Schuster

Hirsi Ali A (2007) The Caged Virgin: A Muslim Woman’s Cry for Reason. London: Pocket Books

Hodgson D (2013) Gender and Culture at the Limits of Rights. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press

Holmes R, Jones N (2013) Gender and Social Protection in the Developing World. London: Zed Books

Jacobs Brumberg J (1998) The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls. London: Vintage

Jallow B (2013) The Graveyard Cannot Pray. Leicester: Global Hands Publishing

Kassindja F (1999) Do They Hear You When You Cry. New York: Delta

Khady with Cuny M-T (2010) Blood Stains A Child of Africa Reclaims Her Human Rights. Frankfurt am Main: UnCut/Voices Press

Kostenzer J (2013) Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting in Europe. Saarbrücken: AV Akademikerverlag

Kristof N, WuDunn S (2010) Half the Sky: How to Change the World. London: Virago

Laming L (2003) The Victoria Climbié Enquiry Summary and Recommendations. London: The Stationery Office

Lee Barnes V (1995) Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl. London: Bloomsbury

Leeson J, Gray J (1978) Women and Medicine. London: Tavistock Publications

Lewis J (1969) Anthropology Made Simple. London: William Heinemann

Lightfoot-Klein H (1989) Prisoners of Ritual. London: Routledge

Lockhat H (2004) Female Genital Mutilation: Treating the Tears. Faringdon: Libri Publishing

Momoh C (ed.) (2005) Female Genital Mutilation. London: Radcliffe Publishing

Mottin-Sylla M-H, Palmieri J (2011) Confronting Female Genital Mutilation. Oxford: Pambazuka Press

National FGM Centre (UK, continuously updated) Resources ref ‘eradicating female genital mutilation’ – includes many UK and international documents

Ngozi Adichie C (2014) We Should All Be Feminists. London: Fourth Estate

Powell C (2011) Safeguarding and Child Protection for Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors: A Practical Guide. Maidenhead: Open University Press

Prolongeau H (2011) Undoing FGM: Pierre Foldes, The Surgeon Who Restores the Clitoris. Frankfurt am Main: UnCut/Voices

Rahman A, Toubia N (2000) Female Genital Mutilation A Guide To Law and Policies Worldwide. London: Zed Books

Rathbone E (1934) Child Marriage: The Indian Minotaur An Object-Lesson from the Past to the Future. Reading: George Allen & Unwin

Smith J (2013) The Public Woman. London: Westbourne Press

Tuan Y-F (1979) Landscapes of Fear. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press

Twongyere H (2012) I Dare To Say: African Women Share Their Stories of Hope and Survival. Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books

Valenti J (2010) The Purity Myth. Berkeley: Seal Press

Vogelstein R (2013) Ending Child Marriage: How Elevating the Status of Girls Advances U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives. New York: Council on Foreign Relations Press

Wolf N (2013) Vagina: A New Biography. London: Virago

Walker A (1993) Possessing the Secret of Joy. London: Vintage

Wollstonecraft M, Rowbotham S (2010) A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Revolutions). London: Verso


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