buy the ebookAmazonAppleBarnes & NobleGoogleIndieboundKoboOverDriveshare Possessing the Secret of Joy The Color Purple Collection by Alice Walker Give this ebook as a gift. Here's how. X Ebooks make great gifts! Purchase this ebook as a gift and you can: Personalize it: Include a message along with your gift. Schedule it: Email your gift and set an auto-deliver date so it arrives at just the right time. OR Hand-deliver it: Use the print option during checkout to give this ebook the old-fashioned way. (Pro tip: perfect for stocking stuffers!) Select a participating retailer: AmazonAppleBarnes & Noble A woman must come to terms with the circumcision she endured as a child in AfricaIn Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo circumcision as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years.In Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.