Desert Dawn

by Waris Dirie | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1860499627 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bluecat07 of Karben, Hessen Germany on 11/25/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by bluecat07 from Karben, Hessen Germany on Sunday, November 25, 2007
Synopsis
Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie is a remarkable woman, born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring, at five years old, the ancient and savage custom of female circumcision; running away at twelve on foot through the desert in order to escape an arranged marriage; being discovered by Terence Donovan as she worked as a cleaner in London; and becoming a top fashion model - in her book, the worldwide bestseller, Desert Flower. Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country and culture that moulded her. The world of famine and violence, where women have no voice and no place - the very world that nearly destroyed her also gave her the tools to survive. She traces the roots of her courage, resilience and humour back to her motherland, and most particularly to her mother. Desert Dawn is the story of that return and a testimony to the stubborn fact that you can love something dearly and yet not love all that it represents. Desert Dawn is about coming home.

Bought at a book sale yesterday.

Journal Entry 2 by bluecat07 from Karben, Hessen Germany on Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I really want to read Waris Dirie's story sometime but I found out that my library has her two books - even in English - and I owe quite some books so I decided to send these two and read the library copies later on...

Now on its way to redhot-brat, who won it in the Biography swap at bookobsessed. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by redhot-brat from Delavan, Minnesota USA on Saturday, February 21, 2009
You didn't have to rush on my account, but at least there are copies available for you to read yet. Thank you for sending these, as I too have been looking forward to reading her story as well.

Journal Entry 4 by redhot-brat at BrightEyes Books in Delavan, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (1/19/2010 UTC) at BrightEyes Books in Delavan, Minnesota USA

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