Yu Kiang falls for a Congolese woman while working for a Chinese lumberjack company in the Congo. He is growing in love for not only Antoinette, but her children, as well. One night, Yu discovers a scar that Antoinette carries from her youth, one resulting from an awful tradition. Yu decides to do everything in his power to prevent Antoinette’s daughter, Marie-Léontine, from enduring the same pain.
A Little Piece of Her is a story that needs to be told. It tackles issues that feel too terrible to name. The novel centers around female circumcision and the removal of the clitoris in the name of tradition.
This story opened my eyes to just how far this monstrous act stretches. Every year, there are approximately 3 to 4 million girls mutilated through the practice of female circumcision. It is a disgusting practice that needs to end.
I received a digital copy of this graphic novel through Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.