Warrior Marks

Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women is a 1993 book by Alice Walker with Pratibha Parmar, who made an award-winning documentary of the same name.[1] Following on from her 1992 novel Possessing the Secret of Joy, Walker undertakes a journey to parts of Africa where clitoridectomy is still practised. Warrior Marks is a harrowing work as Walker interviews women who have had the operation done and finally interviews a woman—circumcised herself—who performs the operation.[2]

Warrior Marks
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AuthorAlice Walker
Pratibha Parmar
SubjectFemale genital mutilation
PublisherHarcourt Brace
Publication date
Pages373 pp.


  1. ^ Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey (1997). Women Filmmakers of the African & Asian Diaspora: Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity. Carbondale (Ill.): Southern Illinois University Press. pp. 91–94. ISBN 978-0-8093-2120-9.
  2. ^ McCoy, Frank (May 1994). "Hearing Women's Cries". Black Enterprise.