Linda Strong-Leek

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Linda Strong-Leek "s an Associate Professor of Women’s Studies at Berea College. Her research areas include Caribbean women writers, African and African American women writers, and African American history. She is currently working on two major projects—a manuscript tentatively entitled, Mami Wata: Spiritual Healing in the Novels of Caribbean Women Writers, and a history of an historically Black secondary school in Winchester, Kentucky, the Oliver Street School, with her colleague, Dr. Dwayne Mack." [1] [1]


  • Linda McNeely, "Excising the Spiritual, Physical and Psychological Self: An Analysis of Female Circumcision in the Works of Flora Nwapa, Ngugi wa Thiongo and Alice Walker", PhD Diss.: Michigan State University, 1994.
  • Linda Strong-Leek, Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision (Africa World Press, 2009). Provides a critique of Alice Walker and Fauziya Kassinjda's work.

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  1. Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision, Africa World Press, accessed July 15, 2009.