The true story of a young girl's turbulent coming-of-age in Somalia. In this book Aman, the daughter of tribal leaders, describes her circumcision ceremony, her unwanted marriage at the age of 13, and her daring escape to the city which led her into a world of white men, parties and runaway girls.
This is the intimate first-person account of a young woman's coming-of-age in Somalia. The daughter of tribal leaders, Aman recounts her dramatic life while at the same time illuminating an innocent childhood romance with a white boy that leads to murder; her circumcision ceremony; an unwanted marriage at the age of 13; and her escape to the city where her beauty and curiosity lead her into a world of white men, parties and runaway girls.
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