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Do They Hear You When You Cry

Written by Fauziya Kassindja

Do They Hear You When You Cry
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Category: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs; Biography & Autobiography - Women; Social Science - Women's Studies
Imprint: Delta
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: January 1999
Price: $18.00
Can. Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31994-2 (0-385-31994-0)
Pages: 544



 
In 1994, Fauziya Kassindja, an extraordinary teenager from a wealthy, prominent family in Kpalime, Africa, fled from her home to escape tribal ritual female genital mutilation. She sought political asylum in the United States, but was instead incarcerated for 16 months in various Immigration and Naturalization Service detention facilities. Housed in maximum security, Kassindja was denied legal representation, medical care, and religious freedom. The story of her persecution and detention reveals the harsh side of U.S. immigration policy and provides powerful testimony in favor of reform. Her book records a recent but historic civil and human rights battle with repercussions that continue to be felt throughout the nation.

"Do They Hear You When You Cry could change the female half of history in the millennium to come."—Gloria Steinem

"Puts a personal face on what is too often seen as an abstract, political issue."—The New York Times

"This book will make one by turns angry, afraid, and ashamed of one's complacency."—Kirkus Reviews

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
1. Prison • 2. Home • 3. Yaya and Amariya • 4. Daily Life • 5. Favorite • 6. Muslim Family Life • 7. Muslim Girl • 8. Weddings • 9. Strife • 10. Tragedy • 11. Nightmare • 12. Marriage • 13. Flight • 14. Germany • 15. Charlie • 16. Sister's Keepers • 17. America • 18. Esmor • 19. Bowman • 20. Prison Life • 21. Layli • 22. Riot! • 23. York • 24. Lehigh • 25. Hearing • 26. Beijing • 27. In Position • 28. Battles • 29. Desperation • 30. Crisis • 31. April 24th • 32. Freedom • Epilogue • Acknowledgments • For More Information



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Fauziya Kassindja was granted asylum in 1996. Layli Miller Bashir was assigned to Kassindja's case when Bashir was a second-year law school student at American University.





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