by Cora Bissett, Yusra Warsama


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Rites is a powerful and provocative new play exploring the deep-rooted cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation. Rites is based on interviews and true stories from girls affected in Scotland and the rest of the UK, mothers who feel under pressure to continue the practice, and the experiences of midwives, lawyers, police, teachers and health workers trying to affect change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783198030
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 04/26/2016
Pages: 72
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Yusra Warsama is an actor, writer and theatre practitioner. She began her theatre career at Contact, Manchester, whilst studying Criminology and Sociology. She has collaborated on Don Letts’ Speakers’ Corner, a spoken word theatre piece. She has toured her poetry nationally and was part of a national poetry residency Incubate, which resulted in a collaborative work in progress piece Three-Way, alongside poet Malika Booker and grime artist R.T.

Cora Bissett is an award-winning actor and theatre director, who trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Having worked widely as an actress for 14 years, she attained the Arches Award for Directors in 2009 and devised her debut production Amada which toured nationally. She launched her own company, Pachamama Productions in 2010, for which Roadkill was the flagship production.

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