Articles with female circumcision

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

My name is unimportant. I am twelve years of age. Today, I am to become a woman. I must submit to tradition; endure humiliation and pain at the hands of those I love. I am told that I am to be…

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Serena Cairns

Serena won a short story writing course with The London School of Journalism and went on to have stories, articles and poetry published in a number of magazines, ranging from Australian Cosmopolitan to The Criminologist. Her first novel, FATHER OF LIES, reached No.4 in The People's Book Awards in September 2015 and has received excellent reviews. She now lives in Devonshire, England, and is working on SET IN TIME, a sequel to FATHER OF LIES, as well as a crime novella and a book of vampire poetry.