Author:Waris Dirie and Jeanne D'Haem


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Desert Dawn

By: Waris Dirie and Jeanne D'Haem

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Virago: 2002

Seller ID: 246648

ISBN: 1860498531

Condition: Good Condition

Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was 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 12 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, Desert Flower. Although Waris Dirie fled her homeland, she never forgot the country and culture that moulded her. The world of famine and violence, wher... View more info