9781860497582

Desert Flower

Dirie Waris


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9781860497582
Published: January 2000

Price: $19.99

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"Desert Flower is the compelling autobiography of supermodel Waris Dirie, born into a traditional Somali family of nomads who believed in such archaic customs as female genital mutilation and arranged marriages between prepubescent girls and elderly men, for a dowry of a few goats and camels." "The young Waris survived exploitation, attempted rape, and casual violence as she tenaciously fought her way as far as London, where she took a job as a maid for a distant uncle. There, as she struggled to learn to read and write, her striking beauty caught the eye of a photographer, and soon she had launched a modeling career that would take her all the way to New York City and international celebrity. Today, as a special ambassador appointed by the United Nations, she travels the world speaking out against female genital mutilation, promoting the cause of women's rights, and educating people about the war-torn, drought-parched region of Africa she fled - but still loves deeply."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9781860497582
  • Published: January 2000
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Width: 13.2 mm
  • Height: 1.8 mm
  • Depth: 19.7 mm
  • Publisher:not specified

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