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by Waris Dirie

  • ISBN: 1844082504
  • Category: Law
  • Author: Waris Dirie
  • Subcategory: Criminal Law
  • Other formats: doc txt lrf azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Virago UK (March 1, 2007)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • FB2 size: 1177 kb
  • EPUB size: 1977 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 966
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away through the desert; being discovered by Terence Donovan and becoming a top fashion model - in her book.

DESERT CHILDREN tells us how she and the journalist Corinna Milborn have investigated the practice of FGM in Europe - they . Here are the voices of women who have felt encouraged and emboldened by Waris Dirie's courage.

DESERT CHILDREN tells us how she and the journalist Corinna Milborn have investigated the practice of FGM in Europe - they estimate that up to 500,000 women and girls have undergone or are at risk of FGM. At the moment, France is the only European country in which offenders are convicted and no European country officially recognises the threat of genital mutilation as a reason for asylum. They speak out for the first time and move us to action.

Fashion model, UN ambassador and courageous spirit, Waris Dirie was born into a family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia. She told her story - enduring female circumcision at five years old; running away through the desert; being discovered by Terence Donovan and becoming a top fashion model - in her book, the worldwide bestseller, DESERT FLOWER. In DESERT DAWN she wrote about becoming a UN Special Ambassador against FGM (female genital mutilation) and returning to her family in Somalia.

Waris Dirie was born in Somalia, in the middle of the desert

Waris Dirie was born in Somalia, in the middle of the desert. And from there, after undergoing the traumatic rite of genital mutilation as a child, she escaped, rebelling against a reality that made her femininity a condemnation. After moving to London she became one of the most sought after models in the world. Among other things, Dirie has also recounted her battle against this torture that affects a huge number of little girls in her book Desert Children (2005) in which, through the voices of women, she explains that the practice is not only followed in some remote Arabic or Sub-Saharan African villages, but is now widespread also in the most modern great cities of.

Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born 1965) is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist in the . Together with her Desert Flower Foundation team, Dirie publishes her first reading book for children at African schools.

Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born 1965) is a Somali model, author, actress and human rights activist in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). From 1997 to 2003, she served as a UN special ambassador against female genital cutting. In 2002 she founded her own organization in Vienna (Austria), the Desert Flower Foundation. The book tells the story of the little "desert flower" Waris and her brother Mo, who go on a journey together to discover their home continent Africa. On their adventures they get to know the flora and fauna of Africa. They speak out for the first.

Waris Dirie Photo via Desertflower (Desert Flower Foundation). How can women change a dangerous tradition? Ryan Geertsma and Liz Waid look at the life of Ethiopian model Waris Dirie. She has used her difficult past to create hope for many women.

Работа: Desert Flower Foundation, Desert Flower.

Born into a nomadic tribe in Somalia, Waris Dirie was forced to undergo female circumcision at the age of 5.  Since her escape to England, this courageous spirit has become a Top Revlon Model, and a UN Special Ambassador against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).  In this, her third book, she explains that at least half a million girls in Europe are at risk, or have undergone, FGM.  She brings to us voices of women who are finally encouraged to speak out, and move us to action.
Reviews about Desert Children (4):
Kit
After reading Waris's first book, this was a little monotonous by comparison. Incredibly important topic.
Nuadador
The product was received more than two weeks after the scheduled date. By the time i received it, i no longer needed it. I could not reject and would have to pay to ship it back plus a restocking fee. Not reliable
Macage
An essential read awaits you between the covers of this book.

I don't agree with the book description snippet in the official section of this page. The "Here, then, are the voices of women who have felt emboldened by Waris Dirie's courage." is innacurate. It could make one think this is a collection of happy endings. There's no "Mission Accomplished!" self-congratulatory tone here. This book is about Miss Dirie finding out the world of FGM (female genital mutilation) is much larger than she realized. Thus I also found out it's much larger than I realized. It's not just a "wow I didn't know that" type of book, though. It's not suitable to only think about it and say to oneself "those poor women". Solutions and answers are sought.

That's how this book should be viewed. It's a call to action. You'll cry. You'll gasp. You'll slam your fist on the table. It's about learning to ask the right questions so the solutions may be attained. If after (or before) reading this type of book you want an autobiography... a way to envision FGM within the life of a specific woman, I recommend "Slave" by Mende Nazer. It's also an essential read if you want to try to understand what is (and has been for decades) happening in Sudan. Slave is devastating but it also shows the beauty of which humans are capable. It's one of the best, most important autobiographies ever.

I think the research that went into Desert Children, and the writing of the book itself, was the most emotionally difficult for Miss Dirie of the 3 she's written so far. You don't have to have any sort of serious background study of FGM for you to be moved, angered and inspired by this book. It will work equally well as an introduction as it will your 10th book on the topic. Having said that, I also encourage anyone to read The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective because I always fear that many people in the West may use FGM/FGC (FGcutting) as simply another weapon in their arsenal of racism. As in the "THEY must be animals because WE would NEVER!!" mindset.

This isn't a women's issue. This isn't a religious issue. This isn't an issue that knows arbitrary political boundaries. This is about our fellow humans suffering what I think has to be the most horrific, lifelong torture any human could possibly experience. Within their own borders, Western European governments are oftentimes unfit or unwilling to help even those women who explicitly seek it out and could be easily saved/helped. The looming question for those of us who live in the USA is this... how many females in the USA have suffered this cruel act within our own borders? Thinking we're somehow immune to this would be a costly mistake.

There is the occasional phrase that would seem to suffer from awkward translation but that is of little consequence when the real message comes through loudly. Clearly. There are also helpful appendices that make this book a slim, powerful, affordable resource.
Kagalkree
I always enjoy reading about life in other cultures and this book was great in that respect. It also helped educate me on the horrors of FGM. The book was easy to read and short.

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