Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey Of A Desert Nomad

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Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey Of A Desert Nomad

Desert Flower: The Extraordinary Journey Of A Desert Nomad

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Penniless and speaking little English, she became a janitor in Mc Donalds where she was famously discovered by a fashion photographer. She runs away to Mogadishu and eventually gets a job as a maid for an uncle who is the Somalian ambassador to England. If you want to learn about this supermodel's life, you might like this book, but if you want to find out more about FGM, I highly recommend looking elsewhere. Waris speaks out against FGM but she also shows and proclaims that she very much loves and respects her culture.

I especially like the fact that she is doing this without rejecting her culture, for which is proud, something that is very important as many people use this struggle to pass their racist messages. Penniless and speaking little English, she became a janitor in McDonalds where she was famously discovered by a fashion photographer. Waris Dirie has received many prestigious prizes and awards for her work and books, such as the “Women’s World Award” by President Mikhail Gorbachev (2004), the “Bischof Oscar Romero Preis” by the Catholic Church (2005), the “Woman of the Year Award” by the magazine “Glamour”(2000), the “Afrika Preis” by the german Federal Government and the “Corinne Award” by the holding organization of the German Book Trade for the best factual book.A procedure that kills thousands of children and leaves women with a life of pain and complications due to their clitorus and labia being removed and sewn up so they are clean and ready for marriage often leaving a hole the size of a matchstick for peeing out of. 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.

She describes her life as a servant, McDonald's worker and her pursuit of her career and the legal resident status it required. Potresna prica djevojke koja je prosla put od somalske nomatkinje i pastirice do supermodela i ambasadorice UN-a. It seems to me that when people say that they don't want to interfere with somebody's religious liberties, they mean that they don't care enough to do something about the victims of specific 'religious liberties'. Waris Dirie speaks in her book about her anger towards Africa, a continent dominated by corruption and daily violence.Similarly,when she arrives in the Somalian city from the desert,she doesn't know her relative's address or even the neighbourhood,and yet finds herself,in front of that house. When her father attempts to arrange for 12-year-old Dirie to marry an old man, the strong-willed girl flees her family and her culture's stifling traditions for women. 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. In 2007 the French President Nicolas Sarkozy presented her with the “Chévalier de la Légion d’Honneur”. Tai šokiruojanti labai drąsios merginos gyvenimo istorija – žygis per pasaulį iš Somalio genties į šiuolaikinę visuomenę.

Through projects like “Save a little desert flower”, which seeks to protect little girls in Africa from FGM.Manau, kad šia knyga ji neša labai svarbią žinią, padeda suvokti kokie kraupūs dalykai dedasi ir mūsų dienomis.



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