Desert Dawn

Desert Dawn

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Author: Waris Dirie

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 240


Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring, at five years old, the ancient and savage custom of female circumcision; running away at 12 on foot 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, "Desert Flower". Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country and culture that moulded her. The world of famine and violence, where women have no voice and no place - the very world that nearly destroyed her also gave her the tools to survive. In this book, she traces the roots of her courage, resilience and humour back to her motherland, and most particularly to her mother. "Desert Dawn" is the story of that return and a testimony to the stubborn fact that you can love something dearly and yet not love all that it represents.
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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: Waris Dirie

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 240


Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring, at five years old, the ancient and savage custom of female circumcision; running away at 12 on foot 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, "Desert Flower". Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country and culture that moulded her. The world of famine and violence, where women have no voice and no place - the very world that nearly destroyed her also gave her the tools to survive. In this book, she traces the roots of her courage, resilience and humour back to her motherland, and most particularly to her mother. "Desert Dawn" is the story of that return and a testimony to the stubborn fact that you can love something dearly and yet not love all that it represents.
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