A rich, nuanced inter-generational family tale that brings visibility to the practice of female genital cutting
Leaving New York to visit India with her husband, Sharifa dives into genealogical research and is intrigued by the missing stories of her great-great-grandfather's four wives. Soon Sharifa uncovers uncomfortable truths about her family's past and is faced with reconciling age-old traditions with their place in the modern world.
Author's previous novel Six Metres of Pavement won a Lambda Literary Award, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, and won One Book One Brampton 2017
Author volunteers with WeSpeakOut, a group that is working to ban female genital cutting in her Dawoodi Bohra community