Cutting My Flower is a story of transformation. It traces the story a young woman and how she deals with the difficulty and pain of growing up. From a Muslim background in apartheid South Africa, she finds herself in the grip of many challenges facing her family, and her experience as a teenager of female genital cutting. Through layers of trauma and upheaval, she journeys ultimately to healing and wholeness. Sensitive, honest and delicately flavoured, like her grandmother’s cooking, the book is written with compassion and love for the people, ancestors and land that bore and shaped her.