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Feasts of Phantoms by Kehinde Adeola Ayeni
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Feasts of Phantoms

by Kehinde Adeola Ayeni

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In 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, how is a well meaning mother to protect her daughter from such a fate? 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 her 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 an exploration of all of these questions, and much more.

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