I remember reading The Color Purple in high school. Possessing the Secret of Joy is just as powerful and emotional, and sparks the same amount of discussion. It is a sequel of sorts, the main character, Tashi, is a minor character in The Color Purple. Tashi leaves Africa with her husband Adam, but is plagued by some of the things she endured there - specifically her genital mutilation and the customs that forced her to experience that mutilation.
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