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'This is the moving story of a dislocated woman trying to find her roots. An inspiring read.' U MAGAZINE 'Waris Dirie was a victim once, but she never will be again. She is still fighting, still using her beauty and courage to take what she has learned to try and put things right' SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Recounting a life beyond imagination for most of us, this is a courageous and awe-inspiring book. Remarkable.' MARIE CLAIRE 'An eye-opening read.' GLAMOUR 'The honesty of Waris's voice will warm your heart and give you much food for thought.' THE VOICE

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Fashion model, UN ambassador, and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie is a remarkable woman. Born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia, she told her story in the worldwide best–seller Desert Flower: enduring female circumcision at the age of five; running away through the desert at twelve to escape an arranged marriage; being discovered by photographer Terence Donovan as she worked as a cleaner in London; and becoming a top fashion model. Although she fled Somalia, she never forgot the country or the family that shaped her. Desert Dawn is Waris Dirie’s profoundly moving account of her return to her homeland. As an international model, Waris Dirie was the face of Revlon. In 1997, as part of its campaign to eliminate female genital mutilation, the United Nations appointed her Special Ambassador for Women’s Rights in Africa. She now lives in New York with her son. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Virago Press Ltd (July 4, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1860498531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1860498534
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,461,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By S. Noggle on May 3, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is an amazing read. I actually came across this book while doing research for a college composition on female genocide and mutilation. Waris Dirie tells a heartbreaking story, and makes for a real page-turner. I read this book in two days and I couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By K. Matthews on January 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
The sequel to Desert Flower; it is an amazing story and the continuation of the first adventure. It reaveals how other people live in our world. It is an easy read. I finished it in two days. This book will give you lots to debate at the dinner table.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Adam Worozanski on October 28, 2003
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This is a fantastic book.For man also.Waris gave so many feelings,humour inside that you can not take this book out of hand.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kat on August 11, 2005
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This book was most useful to me by showing the life of a tribal family in Somalia from the viewpoint of someone who has experienced western life but is still sensative to the viewpoint of tribal nomadic life. It provides a really interesting insight rarely seen.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TM on April 1, 2007
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Waris Dirie is my favority author. I think she writes honestly about her life experiences and gives a different perspective than the average writer does. I would recommend everyone read this book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Toya Rice on July 5, 2007
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This book show me the incredible journey that Ms. Dirie went through. And no matter how she lived throughout her life she could not forget how she was raised. Great book
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By Stephanie Cheng on March 9, 2014
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I have high regard for Waris Dirie and the fighter she was and is. It is terrible to say the least how women were and still are being treated nowadays.
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By Katie Bracken on June 29, 2014
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Think your life is hard? Read about real life tough decisions ans how each leads to life and freedom.
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