Ritual Circumcision In Kenyan Spotlight After Botched Surgery

NPR: A Botched Circumcision Calls Attention To Kenyan Ritual
“On Aug. 6, Kenya’s The Star newspaper reported: ‘Boy, 13, loses penis in Bukusu circumcision rite gone bad.’ Local officials say the circumciser wasn’t properly trained and botched the surgery. … The transition away from ritual circumcision reflects a changing Africa. But even some of those who would not subject a son to traditional cutting still respect the cultural significance of ritual circumcision as an initiation into manhood…” (Walker, 9/6).

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