Farzana Doctor

Farzana Doctor is the Toronto-based author of four novels, "Stealing Nasreen," "Six Metres of Pavement," "All Inclusive" and "Seven." 

Talking About FGM: How a Novel Made Me Braver

For an entire year before my novel’s publication date, I braced myself. I’ve never felt this way about a new novel’s birth. But “Seven” — about Sharifa, a 40-year-old woman who returns to India on a marriage-saving trip to research a revered ancestor — was different. Folded into her story is a taboo subject that makes everyone queasy: female genital cutting. Shattering... Continue Reading

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