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The Resource Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women, Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar

Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women, Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar

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Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women
Title
Warrior marks
Title remainder
female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women
Statement of responsibility
Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In her best-selling 1992 novel, Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker opened a painful door: she brought the issue of female genital mutilation, a practice that affects one hundred million of the world's women, to the attention of the reading public. For many readers, this first encounter with a subject previously unfamiliar to them was shocking and unforgettable. Alice Walker decided early in the process of writing her novel that she had not yet done enough to help stop this age-old practice. She resolved to make a documentary film that would further educate people about the harmful, sometimes deadly process of removing the clitoris - and often the remaining outer genitalia - as a means of maintaining tradition and ensuring a woman's "cleanliness" and fidelity. To make the film, Alice Walker teamed up with Indian-British filmmaker Pratibha Parmar, whose credits include several widely acclaimed documentaries focusing on issues of race, gender, and sexuality. This book chronicles their odyssey together. Warrior Marks describes a unique filmmaking journey, from Alice Walker's first letter to Pratibha Parmar proposing the idea of the film to the many journal entries and observations each of them made along the way. From California to England to Senegal, The Gambia, and Burkina Faso, Warrior Marks follows Walker and Parmar as they interview people who are concerned with and affected by the practice of female genital mutilation. The text includes transcripts of their interviews, three new poems by Alice Walker, and over fifty photographs offering a vivid and poignant portrayal of the people and places they visited. For its insights into the collaborative creative process, as well as its perceptions about the politics of filmmaking and the politics of feminism, Warrior Marks is an extraordinary volume. It is also the adventure of two remarkable women who together fulfilled a dream
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Alice
Dewey number
392
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN484
LC item number
.W35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 C-232
  • GN 484
NLM item number
W177w 1993
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Parmar, Pratibha
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clitoridectomy
  • Infibulation
  • Female circumcision
  • Abused women
  • Abused women
  • Clitoridectomy
  • Female circumcision
  • Infibulation
  • Africa
  • Clitoridectomie
  • Circumcision, Female
  • Clitoris
  • Genitalia, Female
  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Africa
Label
Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women, Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29162963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780151000616
Lccn
93242654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29162963
  • (OCoLC)29162963
Label
Warrior marks : female genital mutilation and the sexual blinding of women, Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-372)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm29162963
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
373 pages
Isbn
9780151000616
Lccn
93242654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o29162963
  • (OCoLC)29162963

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