This is a qualitative study of the experiences of circumcised Sudanese women in the United States. It looks into how immigration has affected the cultural perceptions of women, and in particular, their views on female circumcision. Questions and conversations with the women in this study focused on what has changed in their lives that resulted in a change of attitude or behavior.
Asma M. Abdel Halim is Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of Toledo.
Glossary; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Introduction; 1. Isolation in a Far-Away Land: The Story of Hajja Fatma; 2. A Portrait of the Artist as Immigrant; 3. Honorable Daughters: Single and Immigrant; 4. It is a Matter of Education; Final Notes; Bibliography; Index.