Desert Flower

by Waris Dirie | Nonfiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1860497586 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bluecat07 of Karben, Hessen Germany on 12/14/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by bluecat07 from Karben, Hessen Germany on Friday, December 14, 2007
Synopsis
Waris Dirie, whose name means "desert flower", was born in Somalia of nomadic parents. She underwent extreme female circumcision at the age of five, and when she was 13 her father sold her into marriage with a 60-year-old for five camels, at which time she ran away. She was discovered by a fashion photographer in the United States whilst working as a janitor at McDonald's, and became a model who has been used to promote Revlon skin-care products. She also speaks on women's rights in Africa and travels the world to give lectures on behalf of the UN. This is her autobiography.


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
Again, thank you so much for sharing these with me. I look forward to reading them both soon.

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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