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Tears of Resilience: a book that focuses on female genital mutilation, by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa

July 5, 2016

16.07.05 Tears of Resilience by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa 13329369_563060290542596_205395464363363037_oTEARS OF RESILIENCE

A book by Ugandan author and activist Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa that focuses on the realities of Female Genital Mutilation and teaches women how to reclaim their  bodies as a source of power and significance.

Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa writes:

Tears of Resilience 2016, by Michael Ahabwe Mugerwa and Foreword by Hilary Burrage (Guardian Consultant on Female Genital Mutilation, a renowned author of FGM books, and Huffington Post & other media contributor) focuses firmly on the realities of Female Genital Mutilation and teaches women how to reclaim their female bodies as a source of power and significance.

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Ugandan author Michael is no stranger to eradicating Female Genital Mutilation. For the past 8 years, he has been involved in eradicating Obstetric Fistula and Female Genital Mutilation across East Africa. He has worked with survivors and activists to build safe communities for girls and women in Africa.   Four years in the making, Tears of Resilience tells extraordinary stories of women struggling to reclaim their female bodies as a source of power and significance.

The book combines famous African traditional story telling with modern writing and includes illustrations. Contributors discuss struggles arising from genital mutilation and why it is so important for all of us to work harder to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation.

The contributors come from a wide variety of backgrounds in terms of race, class, religion, sexual orientation, and age. They are victims of Female Genital Mutilation survivors, feminists, mothers, scholars, attorneys, poets, medical health providers, all providing perspectives that are ignored, vilified, or underrepresented in the popular media or have never been written about, but are important in discussions promoting legal and social protections for women and girls.

“… Somehow we have to get to grips with the predestined cruelties which are visited upon defenceless children, often just small girls, and we have to work out what can be done to stop this brutality.  Yes, Female Genital Mutilation is, by any decent measure anywhere, a senseless betrayal and an appalling destruction of young lives and well-being; but to stop it we must first try to understand it…” Hilary Burrage (Foreword, Tears of Resilience)

The 15cm X 22 cm book is available in e-Book, softcover  and free PDF versions. If you would like more information about Tears of Resilience or to pre-order your copy

please visit the Book Campaign Page.

or email Michael



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  1. July 5, 2016 7:02 pm

    Thank you Hilary.
    Forever grateful for your support!

    Please like our Facebook Page – Tears of Resilience
    Follow us on Twitter – @ToResilience

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  2. Robert Munyui Kamunyu permalink
    November 4, 2017 6:53 am

    THE BUTCHERS OF WOMANHOOD- FGM ( THE COVENANT OF THE FLESH). When God told Abraham to sign the covenant of the flesh, he circumcised all the men, male children up of eight days old and he was circumcised. The message was direct and in a plain language. GENESIS 17: 1-27. The agreement was strategically initiated and the male child grew beholding daily his agreement with God at every call of nature throughout his married life. The covenant of the flesh for a man is with ease to behold with no ill feelings or regrets without medication required afterwards in life. When God warned in a spiritual language and told Moses that the Children of Israel shall not mutilate girls in honor of the dead ( satanic sacrifice since there is no circumcision of girls in God), the message was well understood and was given in a spiritual language which bears two warnings, Leviticus19:28-29, 28You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD. 29 ‘Do not prostitute your daughter, to cause her to be a harlot, lest the land fall into harlotry, and the land become full of wickedness. The Israelis parents shall not sexually mutilate daughters and fathers we commanded not have carnal knowledge (incest) of daughters making them prostitutes. Fgm prostitution is a prime satanic sacrifice for a woman prohibited by God, of secrecy with miseries and constrains of disgrace to behold accompanied by many cases of traumatic child delivery requiring medication. Fgm sin of crime of honored humiliation for womanhood persists for many girls globally. There is no open fold of a foreskin in a sexual organ of a woman to cut round that hides dirty stuffs that stinks. Fgm sin of crime of honored humiliation for womanhood persists for many girls globally. There are no undue growths that warrant cutting and scrapping in her sexual organ. There is no part of her sexual organ that rots as she grows old from childhood. Fgm remains a satanic sexual sacrifice done by parents for perceived benefits for men in sexual castration on womanhood under cultural sexual slavery morality cover up honorary in place at play . Cultural Elites have argued of removing the parts of the male organ in the sexual organ of womanhood. Can they at the same level advocate of amputating of the teats studs at males’ bust and call them women organs in busts of men?


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