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Waris Dirie

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  • Virago Press

  • Paru le : 01/01/2002
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Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie is a remarkable woman. Born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia, she told her story - enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away at twelve through the desert in order to escape an arranged marriage; being discovered by Terence Donovan as she worked as a cleaner in London; and becoming a top fashion model - in her book, the worldwide bestseller, Desert Flower. Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country that moulded her. She traces the roots of her courage, resilience and humour back to her culture, and most particularly to her mother.
  • Date de parution : 01/01/2002
  • Editeur : Virago Press
  • ISBN : 1-86049-962-7
  • EAN : 9781860499623
  • Format : Poche
  • Nb. de pages : 226 pages
  • Poids : 0.125 Kg
  • Dimensions : 10,6 cm × 17,6 cm × 1,3 cm

Biographie de Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie is an internationally renowned model and was a face of Revlon skin-care products. In 1997 she was appointed by the United Nations as special ambassador for women's rights in Africa, in its effort to eliminate the practice of female genital mutilation. Waris Dirie lives in New York with her son. Jeanne D'Haem, Ph.D. is the author of The Last Camel, a collection of stories about Northern Somalia or Somaliland as it is known now. She lived in a Somali village as a Peace Corps teacher in the late 60s. Her work bas been published by Scribners, The New Rivers Press and the New York Times. She lectures and speaks at book clubs throughout the United States.

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