“This book doesn’t always make for comfortable reading. It tackles some really difficult issues – the trauma of FGM, the problems of challenging culture and tradition, and the dilemma of protecting siblings from the well-meaning but misguided intentions of their parents.
It does this sensitively and tactfully, by telling the stories of our heroine Katie and her best friend Sophia. Through their eyes, we are introduced to the complex issues surrounding FGM and the controversy it can cause within families.
Perhaps most importantly, this book highlights how important it is to have support. If you have experienced FGM or know someone who has, don’t be afraid to ask for help – whether it’s family, friends, a teacher or the police. You don’t need to deal with this on your own.”
Professor Joy Carter DL
Vice-Chancellor, University of Winchester