'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
From the Publisher
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.
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