Desert Flower

Desert Flower

by Waris Dirie

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/01/2000

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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.
ISBN:
9781860497582
9781860497582
Category:
Autobiography: general
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-01-2000
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
197x132x18mm
Weight:
0kg

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