Institute for Women’s Health Event: Le Couteau Brûlant (The Burning Knife)

April 13
5 pm
830 West Grace St., Rm. 1030J

A presentation and discussion of Hamitraoré’s newly translated book on the practice of female excision in French West Africa and its place in modern African society.

Two students went to the Ivory Coast with the VCU French West Africa Project. An Ivory Coast author invited them to translate her autobiographical book THE BURNING KNIFE, recently made into a movie. They and supervising faculty will present translation excerpts and discuss excision from both cultural and health perspectives.