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Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu--the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take her to London, where she worked as a house servant; then to nearly every corner of the globe as an internationally renowned fashion model; and ultimately to New York City, where she became a human rights ambassador for the U.N. Desert Flower is her extraordinary story.

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Waris ran away from her desert nomad family at the age of 12 when her father
arranged her marriage to a sixty-year-old stranger in exchange for five
camels. She escaped through the harsh Somalian desert and travelled to
London where she was discovered by a fashion photographer. But she bore
with her the harsh memory and real pain of an ancient custom: circumcision,
administration to her at the tender age of five.

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ISBN:
9781860497490
Publisher:
Libri

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History and Social Science » Africa » Somalia
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Africa

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Product details pages Libri - English 9781860497490 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Waris ran away from her desert nomad family at the age of 12 when her father
arranged her marriage to a sixty-year-old stranger in exchange for five
camels. She escaped through the harsh Somalian desert and travelled to
London where she was discovered by a fashion photographer. But she bore
with her the harsh memory and real pain of an ancient custom: circumcision,
administration to her at the tender age of five.
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