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  • ISBN 0688158234
  • ISBN13 978-0688158231
  • Language English
  • Author Waris Dirie
  • Publisher William Morrow; 1st edition (August 19, 1998)
  • Pages 228
  • Formats lrf mobi azw txt
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Arts and Literature
  • Size ePub 1856 kb
  • Size Fb2 1700 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 808

An international supermodel and human rights ambassador for the U.N. describes growing up in a traditional Somali family of desert nomads, her flight at age twelve from an arranged marriage to an elderly man, her rise to success as a model, and her fulfillment as a mother and humanitarian. 50,000 first printing.

She became an internationally famous model, learned to speak English, got married, divorced, and remarried, and finally became a spokeswoman for the United Nations against female genital mutilation.

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad is an autobiographical book written by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller, published in 1998 about the life of Somali model, Waris Dirie. Despite suffering female genital mutilation (FGM) at the age of five, and its life-long consequences, Waris Dirie escaped from her native Galkayo, Somalia, fleeing to Mogadishu to escape an arranged marriage

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228 pages : 25 cm. The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in marriage at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN spokeswoman against circumcision.

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Cathleen Miller circled the globe to interview sources for her latest book, Champion of Choice, the biography of UN leader Nafis Sadik. Her previous work includes the international bestseller Desert Flower, which was adapted as a feature film.

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad, Waris Dirie Waris Dirie escaped from her native Galkayo, Somalia, fleeing to Mogadishu to escape an arranged marriage. Moving with relatives to London, she worked for a while at a McDonald's and was discovered by chance by fashion photographer Terence Donovan. She continued via modelling in film and fashion to a stage where she was considered a supermodel. It was at this point that, with Miller, she wrote this autobiography.

Desert Flower, her intimate and inspiring memoir, is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about the beauty of African life, the chaotic existence of a supermodel, or the joys of new motherhood

Desert Flower, her intimate and inspiring memoir, is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about the beauty of African life, the chaotic existence of a supermodel, or the joys of new motherhood. Waris was born into a traditional Somali family, desert nomads who engaged in such ancient and antiquated customs as genital mutilation and arranged marriage.

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey Of A Desert Nomad. by Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller. Waris was born into a traditional Somali family, desert nomads who engaged in such ancient and antiquated customs as genital mutilation and arranged marriage

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey Of A Desert Nomad. At twelve, she fled an arranged marriage to an old man and traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu-the first leg of an emotional journey that would take her to London as a house servant, around the world as a fashion model, and eventually to America, where she would find peace in motherhood and humanitarian work for the .

The Book Desert Flower by Waris Dirie is about her life. She growed up in a nomad family and was a hardworking girl. Waris is one of twelve children born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in East Africa. Waris lived in harmony with her family and nature until she was around five years old. When she went through the practice of female circumcision, it changed her life. It was very painful for her, but she wanted to do it because after the circumcision she become a women. Waris lived in harmony with family and nature until she was around five years old; when she went through the practice of female circumcision.

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I did not recall buying this book. But today bored by the second novel in "The Complete Novels of Henry James" and it's depiction of antiquated London society and alternating reading Henry Miller's "Tropic of Capricorn," I looked through my Kindle Library for something else.

At first, I admit I was annoyed by the simplicity of the writing. I had a hard time picturing the life of a nomadic culture in Somalia. Then as the life of this courageous woman unfolded, I couldn't stop reading.

I had NO IDEA this was the model who brought the cultural ritual of Female Genital Mutilation to the attention of the world. Her bravery is astonishing. Waris's arguments why this practice should not continue anywhere and what she has revealed FGM to be at it's essence: a way to control women invented by men, to be found no where in the Qu'ran are among the most eloquent passages I have read any where in literature.
Ffrlel
Co-authored with Cathleen Miller is an internationally best-selling American nonfiction writer, this is the autobiography of Waris Dirie, an international model or supermodel. The book is fascinating reading and except for a couple of very brief breaks, I could not put the book down until after I read it cover to cover. For those reasons I rated the book 5 stars.

However, even the book is basically non-fiction there are a few parts that appear to be fiction or at least embellished or exaggerated. That especially applies to parts about her description of a years long marriage to a man that in the book she couldn't avoid. For example, when her husband would fly to NYC to stay with her after someone from the agency gave him her address, I find it difficult to believe she couldn't let the owner of apartment return to his apartment for couple of day and tell her husband that he has the wrong address while she she stayed in a hotel.

Other parts, especially about her description of being subjected to and the after effects of female genital mutilation (FGM) seem so real it would would bring me to tears.
Banal
Words cannot express the sadness of this story!! But they can express the power and bold resolve in Waris to tell her story in spite of the danger associated! Women have suffered unimaginable horrors at the hands of an ignorant and selfish practice which must be named and dealt with to end this horrible abuse!
My thanks to her for the strength to move thru her own shame and grief toward empowerment for the sake of her sisters throughout the world!
A phenomenal read!!!
BlackBerry
I'd recommend the book to mature adults, I almost gave it a lower rating due to the bad language, too many F-bombs in it--- I found this unnecessary. But the story is beautiful and inspiring. It's very real and it brings to light how it is for women in some parts the of the world which Westerners can't begin to imagine. It's awesome seeing the culture of the Nomads in Somalia --the good and the bad. Hopefully one day women's lives there will be better and the female genital mutilation will end. Waris is very brave telling her story and all that she endured, how she survived and became a super model too. It's a beautiful story and I enjoyed it very much.
Whitebinder
This is a wonderful book written by a woman who grew up, until age 12, as a desert nomad, when she ran away when her father arranged a marriage for her with an old man, for 5 camels. I would categorize it as an "expose'" on female circumcision. She extols the beauty of the nomadic, simple life with nature and animals. Even through a long and difficult path she eventually becomes an international supermodel and an ambassador to the UN, she is not impressed by wealth or material goods or her own rise in status. This book is refreshing, and revealing!
Tiv
Having my eyes opened to the brutal reality of female circumcision was like learning about the Holocaust. But Dirie wrote her amazing life story with such courage and humor that I held in my tears until the very last chapter. There was no trace of arrogance in this supermodel’s writing. Her story is humbling. But I hesitate to recommend to anyone sensitive to four-letter words.
Onnell
This book is fascinating & well organized. & not self serving.Waris' story has several life lessons that young people would do well to read. Her tale of female circumcision Is powerful & heart breaking. Also her strength, determination & willingness to persevere remind us of how blessed & spoiled we are. She endured through hardships we can hardly imagine. Also, she generously praises those who helped her. This is a truly inspiring book