Possessing the Secret of Joy by Alice Walker
Hardcover First Edition without dust jacket. Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Interior is bright and tight.The story of a tribal African woman now living in North America, who tries to reconcile her African heritage with her experience as a modern woman in America. a tough book to read as Walker takes female genital mutilation head on. The main character is Tashi, who was in the pages of The Color Purple.