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Description - Desert Children by Waris Dirie

From the bestselling author of DESERT FLOWER and DESERT DAWN comes a new book. Waris Dirie reveals the shocking truth of FGM happening to thousands of young girls throughout Europe.

Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. In DESERT FLOWER 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 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844082513
ISBN-10: 1844082512
Format: Paperback / softback
(134mm x 200mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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.

Books By Waris Dirie

Desert Flower by Waris Dirie
Paperback / softback, January 2000
$16.79 $19.99
Desert Children by Waris Dirie
Paperback / softback, November 2005
Saving Safa by Waris Dirie
Paperback / softback, June 2015
Desert Dawn by Waris Dirie
Paperback / softback, November 2002