Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
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... show more
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.
Publish date: September 22nd 1999
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Biography Memoir
, German Literature
This lady's story is extraordinary and powerful and made me wish that I could know her as a friend. She is a beautiful person, inside and out.
It is an amazing story of brave, courages and hurt girl who decided to leave Somalia and find a better place for herself. The story just goes to your heart. It's honest, not complicated that's why we may identify with the main character so easily. The story of Dirie's life is both fascinating and ho...
Wow! Eine sehr berührende Biografie des berühmten Models und gleichzeitig ein Manifest gegen die Genitalverstümmelung und Unterdrückung von afrikanischen Frauen, weiters aber auch eine Liebeserklärung an Afrika, die Steppe und die Natur.Hat mich sehr bewegt!
respectable woman who made it through a very hard time, which I wouldn't have made it. She is heroic. Handlung: Es wird die Geschichte eines somalischen Mädchens erzählt, dass in ihrer Heimat der somalischen Wüste aufgrund religiöser Überzeugung und Rituals, beschnitten und somit für ihr weiteres L...
Did a speech about this book for sociology class in college. If you've never read about the horrible and brutal practices of female circumcision (which is STILL being practiced in several places all over the world), be prepared to cry in shock and horror. This book isn't pretty, but it shows the spi...