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Desert Flower Paperback - 2011

by Waris Dirie; Cathleen Miller

Dramatic, humorous, and uplifting, this international bestseller offers a self-portrait of a courageous woman whose spirit is as breathtaking as her beauty. "From the deserts of Somalia to the world of high fashion, (Dirie) battles oppression and emerges a real champion."--Elton John. of photos.

First line

A slight sound woke me, and when I opened my eyes, I was staring into the face of a lion.

From the rear cover

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 but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu--the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take her to London, where she worked as a house servant; then to nearly every corner of the globe as an internationally renowned fashion model; and ultimately to New York City, where she became a human rights ambassador for the U.N. Desert Flower is her extraordinary story.

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  • Title Desert Flower
  • Author Waris Dirie; Cathleen Miller
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: repri
  • Pages 256
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher William Morrow & Company, New York, New York, U.S.A.
  • Date 2011-03-15
  • Illustrated Yes
  • Features Illustrated
  • ISBN 9780688172374 / 0688172377
  • Weight 0.63 lbs (0.29 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.22 x 6.01 x 0.64 in (23.42 x 15.27 x 1.63 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: African
    • Ethnic Orientation: African
    • Ethnic Orientation: African American
    • Sex & Gender: Feminine
  • Library of Congress subjects Dirie, Waris, Women social reformers - Somalia
  • Dewey Decimal Code B

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