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Desert Flower - Waris Dirie
Desert Flower
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Desert Flower Inspirational, dramatic and extraordinary - the autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 5, sold in marriage at 13, who became an American model and is now at the young age of 30, the UN spokeswoman against circumcision Full description
Desert Flower Inspirational, dramatic and extraordinary - the autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 5, sold in marriage at 13, who became an American model and is now at the young age of 30, the UN spokeswoman against circumcision Full description
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781860497582 (1860497586)
Publisher: Virao Press
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
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0.0 Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
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.
katewelsh
katewelsh rated it
4.0 Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
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...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
5.0
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!
MartinaBookaholic
MartinaBookaholic rated it
3.0 Wüstenblume
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...
 Stacia in Progress
Stacia in Progress rated it
4.0 Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
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...
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