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Fashion model, UN ambassador, and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story—enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away through the desert; being discovered by Terence Donovan and becoming a top fashion model—in her book, the worldwide bestseller, Desert Flower. In Desert Dawn she wrote about becoming a UN Special Ambassador against FGM (female genital mutilation) and returning to her family in Somalia. Desert Children reveals how she and the journalist Corinna Milborn have investigated the practice of FGM in Europe—they estimate that up to 500,000 women and girls have undergone or are at risk of FGM. At the moment, France is the only European country in which offenders are convicted and no European country officially recognizes the threat of genital mutilation as a reason for asylum. Here are the voices of women who have felt encouraged and emboldened by Waris Dirie's courage. They speak out for the first time, hoping to move readers to action. At the end of the book is a comprehensive appendix listing organizations which can help.

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Waris Dirie is an internationally renowned model and was the face of Revlon skin-care products. In 1997 she was appointed by the UN as special ambassador against FGM. She is the author of Desert Dawn and Desert Flower.

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ISBN:
9781844082513
Author:
Dirie, Waris
Publisher:
Virago Press (UK)
With:
Milborn, Corinna
Translator:
Alabaster, Sheelagh
Subject:
SOC051000
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Clitoridectomy.
Subject:
Female circumcision
Subject:
Female circumcision - Europe
Subject:
Clitoridectomy - Europe
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.46 lb

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