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Adopt a Clitoris: Medical Care for Circumcised Women

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision

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Here is a way to help women in Africa who have experienced female mutilation.  The surgical technique can restore full functioning of the clitoris.  Amazing what modern science can do!

Documentary on Female Circumcision in Sierra Leone

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision

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Why the Fuss about Female Circumcision!

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision

Well, many have called and asked   why such a heavy article as Magic & Ritual Abuse:  Female Circumcision in Central and West Africa and how does this relate to women drummers?  The answer must be given in social and cultural context.  We wrote earlier on the history of djebe drumming in America, and that the djembe came to popularity in  the early to mid 70’s.   Many Africans began teaching traditional drumming in the  United States and later established drum camps in Africa frequented by many American and European students.

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Women Dance and Sing with Matimbo Drums

 Women in Africa have their own drums.   There is not a lot of information available on all the various drums for women, so we are excited abut this clip.   Here the women of the Baga People of Guinea sing and dance with the Matimbo; a drum akin to the dounnouns.   I don’t know.  Look like they kickin’ up some egun to me!
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Magic & Ritual Abuse: Female Circumcision in Central and Western African

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Female Circumcision
They said Odu must make sacrifice. She said she would not make ebo  ( an offering) because the ebo was already made. The offering for woman to receive power was made in the presence of Olodumare. They said she must not become overconfident in joy because she is capable of using these powers for a very long time. The world will not be able to destroy that which she has in her hands. The world will not know the root of her power. Odu refused to make the sacrifice. Odu departed without making ebo. Osa Meji

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