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    DescriptionFashion 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. 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. Here are the voices of women who have felt encouraged and emboldened by Waris Dirie's courage. They speak out for the first time and move us to action.


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    Title
    Desert Children
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Waris Dirie
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844082513
    ISBN 10: 1844082512
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC subject category V2: JHBT, JMU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC010000, BIO002000, SOC051000
    Abridged Dewey: 303
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000
    B&T Approval Code: C39205058, W31746600
    DC22: 392.1
    LC classification: GN484 .D5713 2007
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: JMU, JHMC, JBSF1, JHB, JBSF11
    Publisher
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Virago Press Ltd
    Publication date
    28 May 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Waris Dirie is an internationally renowned model and was the face of Revlon skin-care products. In 1997 she was appointed by the UN as special ambassador against FGM. She lives in Vienna with her son.
    Review quote
    A sobering and eye-opening account SUNDAY TIMES