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Desert Children
By Waris Dirie

Desert Children

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Desert Children by Waris Dirie

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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 tells us 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 recognises 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 and move us to action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844082513
ISBN-10: 1844082512
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 124mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Waris Dirie

Saving Safa by Waris Dirie Saving Safa, Paperback (March 2016)

From the bestselling author of Desert Flower: the true story of saving a young girl from FGM

Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie Desert Dawn, Paperback (June 2004)

'I wanted to return to the place where I was born and see it with new eyes. I had no idea where my family was in Somalia. At first it seemed impossible - almost as impossible as a camel girl becoming a fashion model...

Desert Flower by Waris Dirie Desert Flower, Paperback (January 2001)

* 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

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Author Biography - Waris Dirie

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 lives in Vienna with her son.

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