The dramatic story of Fauziya Kassindja, who fled her African homeland to escape female genital mutilation and forced polygamy.
Biography for Layli Miller Bashir Fauziya Kassindja was born in 1977 in Kpalime, Togo, the youngest daughter of a wealthy, prominent family. She now lives in Alexandria, Virginia. ayli Miller Bashir is a recent graduate from the American University Washington College of Law. She lives in Virginia with her husband. ini Kopecki is a freelance writer who lives in New York City. Biography for Fauziya Kassindja
"A fascinating story...not only one of horror but of great humanity."--The New York Times Book Review "Told in Kassindja's voice, this memoir is also a precious lesson about cultures, women's human rights policy, and perhaps most important, faith in God and humanity. These elements, fluidly interwoven, create an incredible narrative." --The Washington Post "Moving and powerful."--Newsweek "An astonishing true story . . . A sprawling adventure . . . Full of good guys and bad guys, lush landscapes, barren prison cells, love, courage, despair, and cruelty."--The Philadelphia Inquirer "A straightforward, gripping narrative, not easily forgotten."--Essence