Here are a wide range of books we recommend that explore FGM from different perspectives. They include personal accounts, medical responses, cultural and ethical insights, social perspectives and intervention measures.
By Hilary Burrage
This UK book discusses the cultural belief systems behind FGM, current pathways to eradication and the call for a cross agency multi-disciplinary prevention framework. It is aimed at researchers, policy-makers and health, legal, educational and social services professionals.
By Comfort Momoh
This book is aimed at assisting professionals who care for women and girls who have experienced or are at risk of FGM.
By Hilary Burrage
This book includes the stories of women affected by FGM and their determination to end the practice.
By Hubert Prolongeau
This book documents the work of French doctor Pierre Foldes, one of Europe’s leading clitoral reconstruction surgeons.
By Daneil Njoroge Karanja
Written by Daniel Njoroge Karanja, this book addresses FGM in Africa and provides guidance surrounding gender, religion, and care.
By Akintayo Odeyemi
This book examines the reasons behind FGM and its effect on families and women. It provides insights into why many societies are finding it difficult to eradicate FGM , with insightful findings and recommendations.
By Ibrahima Traore
This is an autobiographical essay by Ibrahima Traoré, about the resolute fight against FGM in Mali and the struggle for a total ban of the practice through parliament, led by Mrs Keita Joséphine Traore, a key figure for the issue in West Africa.
By Tobe Levin and Augustine H. Asaah
This book provides creating writing excerpts on the lived experiences of FGM from writers in Africa and the Diaspora.
By Violet Barungi and Hilda Twongyeirwe
This is a collection of oral histories, short stories, testimonies and poems about the lived experiences of FGM from women and young girls in Uganda and around the world.
By Maria Kiminta and Tobe Levin
The story of a Maasai women who now lives in Germany and is an anti FGM activist. Kiminta takes a human rights position, arguing for government and international conventions to stop FGM. The book includes source material, making it suitable for classroom use.
By Dr. Farah Nadeem
Psychologist Dr Nadeem discusses strategies for working women affected by FGM.
By Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala and Paul Nzinga Komba
This book examines the prevalence, trends, and geographic variation of FGM. It also addresses underlying legal and policy aspects and medical consequences. It is intended for medical professionals, national and international lawyers, academics and public health policymakers.
By Johanna Kostenzer
This book provides a thorough review of the underlying reasons for FGM’s continuation and includes recommended global and European intervention measures.