Waris Dirie (the name means desert flower) lives a double life – by day she is a famous model and UN spokeswoman on women’s rights in Africa, at night she. Waris Dirie has received many prestigious prizes and awards for her work and books, such as the “Women’s World Award” by President Mikhail Gorbachev. Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she Of A Desert Nomad and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle.
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Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! Waris Dirie the name means desert flower lives a double life – by day she is a famous model and UN spokeswoman on women’s rights in Africa, at warls she dreams of her native Somalia.
Waris, one of 12 desrrt, was born into a traditional family of desert nomads in East Africa.
Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad
She remembers her early childhood as carefree- racing camels and moving on with her family to the next grazing spot – until it came her turn to meet the old woman who administered the ancient custom flowwer on most Somalian girls: Waris suffered this torture when she was just five years old.
Then, aged 12, when her father attempted to arrange a marriage with a 60 year old stranger in exchange for five camels – she took flight. After an extraordinary escape through the dangerous desert she made her way to London and worked as a maid for the Somalian ambassador until that family returned home. Penniless and speaking little English, she became a janitor in Tlower where she was famously discovered by a fashion photographer.
Her story is a truly inspirational and extraordinary self-portrait of a remarkable woman whose spirit is clower breathtaking as her beauty. Waris Dirie is an internationally renowned model and face of Revlon skincare products. She was appointed by the United Nations in as a special ambassador for women’s rights to eliminate the practice of female genital mutilation. She lives in New York with her boyfriend and their son. In Theft by Finding, David Sedaris opened up his written diaries and himself to the world in an unprecedented way.
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Waris Dirie, the Somalia nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-FGM activist, first came to the world’s attention with the publication of her autobiography, Desert Flower. The book was subsequently made into a film and little Safa Nour, from one of the slums of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, was chosen to play the young Waris.
The book and the film record many extraordinary things – from facing down a tiger, to being discovered by a famous photographer in London – but it also tells the grim story of female circumcision, an ordeal that the young Waris had to endure. Saving Safa opens with a letter from Safa, now aged seven, who explains that she is worried that she will undergo FGM in spite of the contract her parents have signed with Dirie’s Desert Flower Foundation stating that they will never have their daughter cut.
Waris drops everything and flies to Djibouti where she meets Safa’s father and mother dirir thinks her daughter should be cut to stop the community ostracising them. As Safa was saved from FGM through a contract with her parents, the Foundation believes a thousand other girls can be saved through providing their families with aid in return for a promise not to mutilate their daughters. I hadn’t been planning on making Mexico my new home, but the little house on the sea was all that I had left.
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Not a Member Yet? Create An Account Why Join? View high res cover image. Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s. Desert Flower By Waris Dirie. Waris’s story is one of remarkable courage. From the deserts of Somalia to the world of high fashion A story that traverses continents, spans worlds of human experience and human pain She was circumcised at five, fled an arranged marriage at 12, then became a Pirelli girl in her teens.
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