Soraya Miré

The Girl with Three Legs

At age 13, Somalian Soraya Miré was forced by her mother to suffer the brutal
cultural rite of female genital mutilation. Amnesty International estimates that more than
130 million women worldwide have been affected by some form of FGM, with over
three million girls at risk each year. For Miré, the repercussions were far reaching,
affecting her sense of self and her interpersonal relationships. But according to
Miré, “abuse is not destiny.” A recipient of the UN’s Humanitarian Award, today Miré is
a human rights activist who has been featured on Oprah, Nightline, and other programs
and is a living testament to the empowerment of women. The Girl with Three Legs offers
a searing exposé of the culture of FGM, but is ultimately a tale of courage and hope.

Event date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 4:30pm
Event address: 
5233 N. Clark St.
60640-2122 Chicago
The Girl with Three Legs: A Memoir By Soraya Miré Cover Image
ISBN: 9781569767139
Published: Lawrence Hill Books - October 1st, 2011

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