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Dying to Be White

Sylvia Arthur


A report from Ghana on the dangerous skin-bleaching craze that’s become a way of life. In 2001, when it was confirmed that two women who died from cancer had acquired the disease as a direct result of sustained skin bleaching, the authorities knew that the time had come to do something about the practice that has reached epidemic proportions.


Skin Bleaching; Skin Bleaching Products; Ghana

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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