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Do they hear you when you cry, Fauziya Kassindja and Layli Miller Bashir

Label
Do they hear you when you cry
Title
Do they hear you when you cry
Statement of responsibility
Fauziya Kassindja and Layli Miller Bashir
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For Fauziya Kassindja, an idyllic childhood in Togo, West Africa, sheltered from the tribal practices of polygamy and genital mutilation, ended with her beloved father's sudden death. Forced into an arranged marriage at age seventeen, Fauziya was told to prepare for kakia, the ritual also known as female genital mutilation. It is a ritual no woman can refuse. But Fauziya dared to try. This is her story--told in her own words--of fleeing Africa just hours before the ritual kakia was to take place, of seeking asylum in America only to be locked up in U.S. prisons, and of meeting Layli Miller Bashir, a law student who became Fauziya's friend and advocate during her horrifying sixteen months behind bars. Layli enlisted help from Karen Musalo, an expert in refugee law and acting director of the American University International Human Rights Clinic. In addition to devoting her own considerable efforts to the case, musalo assembled a team to fight with her on Fauziya's behalf. Ultimately, in a landmark decision in immigration history, Fauziya Kassindja was granted asylum on June 13, 1996. "Do They Hear You When You Cry" is her unforgettable chronicle of triumph. --back cover
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
OKX
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1977-
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Kassindja, Fauziya
Dewey number
  • 305.48/691
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Bashir, Layli Miller
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  • Kassindja, Fauziya
  • Kassindja, Fauziya
  • Kassindja, Fauziya
  • Political refugees
  • Muslim women
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Female circumcision
  • Asylum, Right of
  • Female circumcision
  • Muslim women
  • Political refugees
  • Togo
  • United States
  • Refugees
  • Islam
  • Circumcision, Female
  • United States
  • Togo
Label
Do they hear you when you cry, Fauziya Kassindja and Layli Miller Bashir
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Favorite
  • 6.
  • Muslim family life
  • 7.
  • Muslim girl
  • 8.
  • Weddings
  • 9.
  • Strife
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Tragedy
  • 11.
  • Nightmare
  • 12.
  • Marriage
  • 13.
  • Flight
  • 14.
  • Germany
  • Prison
  • 15.
  • Charlie
  • 16.
  • Sister's keepers
  • 17.
  • America
  • 18.
  • Esmor
  • 19.
  • Bowman
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Prison life
  • 21.
  • Layli
  • 22.
  • Riot
  • 23.
  • York
  • 24.
  • Lehigh
  • Home
  • 25.
  • Hearing
  • 26.
  • Beijing
  • 27.
  • In position
  • 28.
  • Battles
  • 29.
  • Desperation
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • Crisis
  • 31.
  • April 24th
  • 32.
  • Freedom
  • Yaya and Amariya
  • 4.
  • Daily life
Control code
ocm40808839
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780385319942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
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Label
Do they hear you when you cry, Fauziya Kassindja and Layli Miller Bashir
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Favorite
  • 6.
  • Muslim family life
  • 7.
  • Muslim girl
  • 8.
  • Weddings
  • 9.
  • Strife
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Tragedy
  • 11.
  • Nightmare
  • 12.
  • Marriage
  • 13.
  • Flight
  • 14.
  • Germany
  • Prison
  • 15.
  • Charlie
  • 16.
  • Sister's keepers
  • 17.
  • America
  • 18.
  • Esmor
  • 19.
  • Bowman
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • Prison life
  • 21.
  • Layli
  • 22.
  • Riot
  • 23.
  • York
  • 24.
  • Lehigh
  • Home
  • 25.
  • Hearing
  • 26.
  • Beijing
  • 27.
  • In position
  • 28.
  • Battles
  • 29.
  • Desperation
  • 3.
  • 30.
  • Crisis
  • 31.
  • April 24th
  • 32.
  • Freedom
  • Yaya and Amariya
  • 4.
  • Daily life
Control code
ocm40808839
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 528 pages
Isbn
9780385319942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
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