Sana Musasama

Outer Beauty/ Inner Anguish
7 x 2 x 2 in.

6 x 3 x 2 in.

ceramic & plant life
4 x 4 x 4 in.

Twenty-five years ago, while I lived in Mendeland Sierra Leone, there were these young girls who would visit my hut everyday where we began our rituals of sisterhood. Suddenly, there were no young girls in the village, and they returned thirteen weeks later CHANGED. Our ritual of sisterhood was no more. They were no longer carefree young girls, they no longer had the sparkle of wonderment in their eyes, and they no longer wanted to have anything to do with ME. I could not understand, I didn’t now why, I KNOW NOW, THEY WERE CIRCUMCISED. WHO CARES IF YOUNG GIRLS ARE CIRCUMCISED! We should all care – 101 wounds.

© Sana Musasama