Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name b. Waris Dirie (the name means desert flower) lives a double life – by day she is a famous model and UN spokeswoman on women’s rights in Africa, at night she. Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye) (born ) is a Somali model, author, actress and social In , a feature-length film based on Waris’ book Desert Flower was released, with the Ethiopian supermodel Liya Kebede playing her.

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What I didn’t know before reading this book is that the practice of FGM is actually increasing not decreasing as immigrant are taking this terrible custom with them into the western world.

Waris Dirie fllower as associate producer for the film, which was directed by Sherry Hormann.

Waris Dirie

Waris suffered this torture when she was just five years old. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Personally I don’t care would someone call me signorina or signora, miss or mrs, madam or mademoiselle. Jul 27, K rated it liked it Shelves: Carmen Bin Ladin’s story takes us inside one of the most powerful, secretive and repressive kingdoms in the world.

This is one of those insider books. Sto dirif samog stila pisanja tice imam dojam da je imala veliku pomoc nekog urednika ili sicno, ali to ne umanjuje velicinu i stvarnost ove knjige. Use the HTML below. I’ve read this book last night and I really enjoyed reading it.

The autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 3, sold in desrrt at 13, fled from Africa a while later to become finally an American supermodel and is now at the age of 38, the UN Desert flower is a movie of a woman, in Somalia who becomes victim to the practice of FGM.


Even her meeting her mother after a 15 year hiatus plateau ed. I just pray that one day no woman will have to experience this pain.

Su manera de luchar contra ella. It was after that came a day when I came across movie Desert Flower. Clitoridectomy Dysmenorrhea Dyspareunia Gishiri cutting Husband stitch Infibulation Keloid scars Pelvic inflammatory disease Rectovaginal fistula Vesicovaginal fistula. A story that traverses continents, spans worlds of human experience and human pain At the age of five years, she suffered the inhumane procedure of female genital mutilation. Return to Book Page. Retrieved 2 April Her reflections on special moments in her life as a nomad and as a supermodel were honest and often humorous.

Full Cast and Crew. She was appointed by the United Nations in as a special ambassador for women’s rights to eliminate the practice of female genital mutilation. My womanhood was stolen. Our Books See all Books. Dirie was born into a nomadic family in in GalkayoSomalia. Makes me feel so blessed to be living in a country where I an live a self-determined life.

Desert Flower () – IMDb

Eventually, in an amazing rags-to-riches trajectory, Dirie embarks on a successful modeling career and then uses her success to speak out against female genital mutilation FGM. In’shallah, if God is willing, it will happen. Let it also be said, for those critical of her lifestyle, that if she would not have departed Somalia, she would have been tending goats, been burdened with several children, likely would have been illiterate, and dominated by a much older man.

It’s a shocking story and it reads quickly despite the mediocre writing which detracted some. It is not just a wonderful memoir and a tale of amazing bravery of Waris Dirie, but also an detail account of FGM from the perspective of a victim. At the same time, she makes a complaint of this inhumane practice, putting her own contribution in the struggle to eradicate this inhuman practice, a struggle that shows the first positive results 20 years after the writing of the book.


Waris Dirie – Desert Flower Foundation

Dirie has received many prizes and awards for her humanitarian work and books including: According to WHO estimates, 8, girls become victims of dirir incredible brutality every day. Waris speaks out against FGM but she also shows and proclaims that she very much loves and respects her culture. Let’s blame it on the language barrier. And the articles just opened this hole of misery and showed another side of her, the after effects of her life basically, that I hoped and till then believed she didn’t have.

Inat the height of her modeling career, Dirie spoke for the first time with Laura Ziv of the women’s magazine Marie Claire about the female genital mutilation FGM that she had undergone as a child, [1] [2] at the age of three along with her two sisters.

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey of a Desert Nomad

It’s so heartbreaking knowing the world is so different in some places. When his term in office ended, Waris remained in the city and held a job at a local McDonald’s.

The information came along with the news that it has some sort of positive effect. On Disc at Amazon. Waris Dirie Waris Dirie was born as a daughter of a nomadic family in in the region of Flowef, in the Somali desert on the border with Ethiopia. Retrieved from ” https: Archived from the original on You will hear a Nile Rodgers song today.

The modeling industry very much represents Western tradition.