Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl

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Bloomsbury, 1995 - Girls - 349 pages
The daughter of tribal leaders, Aman recounts her dramatic life with stark simplicity and winning candour- an innocent child-hood romance with a white boy that leads to murder; her circumcision 'ceremony'; an uwanted marriage at the age of thirteen; and her daring escape to the city where her beauty and curiosity lead her into a world of white men, parties and runaway girls.

Aman takes the reader beyond the headlines of a wartorn country to tell the true story of what life is like for a woman in Somalia.

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Reviewed by kelsey (Class of 2014) She lost the love of her life. She lost her family’s respect. She lost her dignity. Aman is the story of a young girl in Somali, Africa, named Aman. Aman recounted ... Read full review

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Reviewed by Nicole (Class of 2014) Most people know very little about what it’s like growing up in another culture. Aman is a true story of a young Somali girl who endured many hardships during her ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Aman's story was originally compiled by Virginia Lee Barnes, an anthropologist (Ph.D., University of Hawaii), and upon her death in 1989, the manuscript was completed by Janice Boddy, distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Toronto, who added an introduction placing Aman's story in its proper historical and social context

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