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Friday, 07 January

360. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in African Literature: Fiction, Memoir, and the Discourse of Human Rights

5:15–6:30 p.m., 304C, LA Convention Center

A special session

Presiding: Tobe Levin, Univ. of Maryland, European Div.

1. “Telling the Stories behind Legislation: FGM and Human Rights Law,” Stephen L. Bishop, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque

2. “Becoming Agony: The Emergence of Embodied Ethoi in the Works of Fadumo Korn and Waris Dirie,” Christina V. Cedillo-Tootalian, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

3. “Ancient Secrets and Taboos: FGM Disguised in the Rubble of Early Liberian Literature,” Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Penn State Univ., Altoona

Respondent: Tobe Levin

For abstracts, write to tlevin@fas.harvard.edu after 7 Dec.

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