Feasts of Phantoms

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Fisher King Press, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction - 350 pages
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How is a well meaning mother to protect her daughter from a culture where the birth of a baby girl is met with despair because the only future open to her is that of sexual assault and teenage pregnancy, which would doom her to a life of illiteracy and poverty as it has doomed her lineage before her? Genital mutilation has many causes but at the root of all of them is fear. A fear that pushes a mother to do the unthinkable to a daughter that she loves? What does a scapegoat do with the fate she has been handed? Accept it and roll with it, or reject it? How is she to reject it when the acceptance of her role is needed for her culture's psychic equilibrium? In the theater of the mind where all springs forth, is there such a thing as an innocent victim, and a victimizer? Feasts of Phantoms is a novel that explores of all of these questions.
 

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Most Africans have heard of genital mutilation but think nothing of it especially if it wasn't their personal experience. This book brings it into your private room and compels you to pay
attention. We must cry out against, and fight this by arming our illiterate brothers and sisters with the necessary education. What can I say? Good work as usual, Dr. Ayeni. You should read her other books including "Our Mothers' Sore Expectations." 

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XXVII
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XXX
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XXXVI
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About the author (2010)

Kehinde Adeola Ayeni, MD., a public health physician, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst was born in Nigeria. A mother of two children, she is private practice in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her first novel Our Mother's Sore Expectations explored the plight of women under dictatorship government in Nigeria. Dr. Ayeni founded the Foundation for Indigenous Development and Advocacy (Foundida.org), a nonprofit organization whose goal is that every Nigerian child has at minimum an elementary school education, and she works closely with Educare Trust Fund based in Ibadan, Nigeria (Educaretrust1994.org). 

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