Traditional African circumcision (male) – my comment on ‘My small sin and a dead cock’ by GoldyLocks

Very witty post, and I hope a lot of people read it. It especially struck a chord with me because there is a whole section of my book ‘This Moonless Sky’ (http://rapidshare.com/share/A1D7C7A75D97E28F5223DA2A0FEEEAD4) with a story line in which my characters get involved, by chance, in a Fulani circumcision ceremony for boys. Needless to say, I spent weeks researching every detail before I wrote that part – even though, since it’s sci-fi and takes place on another planet, I could have taken all sorts of liberties. Basically, one character decides to establish his courage by joining in the ceremony and being circumcised, even though he’s not Fulani, and another character, his friend, is appalled and tries to talk him out of it. What happens after that is unexpected.

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