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Biting the Stick by Susannah Carlton
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Apr 19, 2014

it was amazing

Susannah Carltonhas written another cracking novel, once again on a very difficult subject. Female genital mutilation is very much in the news these days, so the timing is good.

Susannah has written this book from the perspective of a support worker and through her eyes demonstrates how hard it is to deal with problems of this nature. Deeply embedded in culture and involving close family and relatives, how can the authorities tackle the issues, never mind the individuals on the ground?

It displays human frailties and faults, how personal, political and selfishness can all play a part in the actions that are taken. Black & white, Susannah shows it is anything but that and leaves you asking the question - Speak out or Stay Silent?

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