Sense of Belonging: The Tale of IkpikoBMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7356.169 (Published 20 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:169
- Claire McKenna
- BMJ Clegg scholar
A play by Sister Help at the Arcola Theatre, London E8, 9–13 July and at the Green Room, Manchester, 17–20 July. A national tour is planned later this year.
Imagine you are an 18 year old woman, living in a village in mid-Western Nigeria. You are six months pregnant when your husband's family come and take you to a hut where three hefty women pin you on to a bed, one sitting on your chest, the others holding your arms and legs down. A fourth woman wields a knife and proceeds to cut away your clitoris, because it is …