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Dirie, Waris

Overview
Works: 123 works in 661 publications in 18 languages and 5,568 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Documentary films  Biographies  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence 
Subject Headings: Women--Political activity 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Interviewee, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1236.5.S58, 305.42092
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Desert children by Waris Dirie( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through anecdote and stories, backed by shocking facts and figures, Waris Dirie reveals the truth of female genital mutilation, a practice that is currently being inflicted on thousands of young girls throughout Europe. 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 . 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
Wüstenblume by Waris Dirie( Book )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waris Dirie erzählt, wie sie im Alter von 5 Jahren die Qualen der Beschneidung erlebt, mit 14 ihre Heimat Somalia verließ, und mit 18 in London als Model entdeckt wurde. Jetzt kämpft sie als Sonderbotschafterin der UNO gegen die Genitalverstümmelung von Frauen
Mijn thuis by Waris Dirie( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het voormalige, Somalische fotomodel schrijft over haar belevenissen als zwarte vrouw in Afrika, Europa en de Verenigde Staten, over haar afkomst, discriminatie en het moederschap
Desert Flower by Sherry Hormann( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het waargebeurde verhaal van het arme Somalische nomadenmeisje dat een vermaard fotomodel wordt en zich als speciaal ambassadeur van de Verenigde Naties inzet voor de bestrijding van genitale verminking van vrouwen
Mijn woestijn by Waris Dirie( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van het vermaarde fotomodel, dat zich als speciaal ambassadeur van de Verenigde Naties inzet voor de bestrijding van genitale verminking van vrouwen
Desert flower : the extraordinary journey of a desert nomad by Waris Dirie( Book )

70 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waris Dirie (the name means desert flower) lives a double life - by day she is a model and UN spokeswoman on womens rights in Africa, at night she dreams of her native Somalia. Waris was born into a traditional family of desert nomads in East Africa. She remembers her early childhood as carefree-racing camels and moving on with her family to the next grazing spot - until it came her turn to meet the old woman who administered the ancient custom imposed on most Somalian girls - circumcision. Waris suffered this torture when she was just five years old. Then, aged 12, when her father attempted to arrange a marriage with a 60 year old stranger in exchange for five camels - she took flight. After an escape through the desert she made her way to London and worked as a maid for the Somalian ambassador until that family returned home. Penniless and speaking little English, she became a janitor in McDonalds where she was famously discovered by a fashion photographer
Brief aan mijn moeder by Waris Dirie( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag van de speciale ambassadeur van de Verenigde Naties die zich inzet tegen vrouwenbesnijdenis, over de ontmoeting met haar Somalische moeder en de cultuurschok die dat opleverde
Safa, de kleine woestijnbloem by Waris Dirie( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and Dutch and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de persoonlijke strijd van de schrijfster om een jong meisje uit Djibouti te beschermen tegen vrouwenbesnijdenis
Dochter van de nomaden by Waris Dirie( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het Somalische fotomodel doet verslag van haar bezoek aan haar familie in haar geboorteland na meer dan twintig jaar in het westen te hebben gewoond
Mijn woestijn : van nomadendochter tot topmodel by Waris Dirie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiografie van het vermaarde fotomodel, dat zich als speciaal ambassadeur van de Verenigde Naties inzet voor de bestrijding van genitale verminking van vrouwen
Onze verborgen tranen by Waris Dirie( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als speciaal ambassadeur van de VN tegen vrouwenbesnijdenis geeft de auteur aan de hand van persoonlijke getuigenissen en gesprekken met hulpverleners en beleidsmakers een beeld van de omvang van genitale verminking van vrouwen met allochtone achtergrond in de westerse wereld
Fiore del deserto : storia di una donna by Waris Dirie( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in Italian and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waris Dirie è nata in Somalia, in mezzo al deserto. Dopo aver subito bambina la terribile mutilazione genitale femminile, si è ribellata. E' fuggita di casa, si è trasferita a Londra ed è diventata una delle modelle più richieste del mondo, fotografata per il Calendario Pirelli e in prestigiose campagne pubblicitarie. Ha due figlie e vive a Brooklyn, New York. Attualmente Waris Dirie è il portavoce ufficiale di Face to Face, la campagna internazionale dell'ONU contro le mutilazioni genitali femminili
Fleur du désert : du désert de Somalie au monde des top-models, l'extraordinaire combat d'une femme hors du commun by Waris Dirie( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les mémoires de la célèbre top-model somalienne Waris Dirie. Excisée dans son enfance, elle a fui sa famille à l'âge de 13 ans pour échapper à un mariage arrangé avec un homme de 50 ans son aîné. Réfugiée à Londres, remarquée par un photographe dans la rue, elle est devenue l'un des plus grands mannequins du monde. L'ONU l'a récemment nommée ambassadrice de sa campagne contre l'excision
Schmerzenskinder by Waris Dirie( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genitalverstümmelung wird nicht nur in Afrika praktiziert, sondern auch hier vor unserer Haustür. Mindstens 500 000 Mädchen und Frauen in Europa sind davon betroffen, täglich kommen neue Opfer hinzu. Die Bestsellerautorin und UN-Sonderbotschafterin Waris Dirie, die im Alter von fünf Jahren die Qualen der Beschneidung erlebte, war die erste Frau, die öffentlich über diese schlimme Folter sprach. In diesem Buch erzählt sie ihr Leben weiter, von dem Tag an, als sie ihr Schweigen brach. Sie berichtet von Begegnungen mit Opfern und Tätern, von den mühsamen Recherchen, von Rückschlägen und Erfolgen
Saving Safa by Waris Dirie( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waris Dirie, the Somalia nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-FGM activist, first came to the world's attention with the publication of her autobiography, Desert Flower. The book was subsequently made into a film and little Safa Nour, from one of the slums of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, was chosen to play the young Waris. The book and the film record many extraordinary things - from facing down a tiger, to being discovered by a famous photographer in London - but it also tells the grim story of female circumcision, an ordeal that the young Waris had to endure. Saving Safa opens with a letter from Safa, now aged seven, who explains that she is worried that she will undergo FGM in spite of the contract her parents have signed with Dirie's Desert Flower Foundation stating that they will never have their daughter cut. Waris drops everything and flies to Djibouti where she meets Safa's father and mother who thinks her daughter should be cut to stop the community ostracising them. Waris brings them to Paris and to Vienna, they learn about the foundation and Safa's father finally comes round to the idea of working for the foundation as well. As Safa was saved from FGM through a contract with her parents, the Foundation believes a thousand other girls can be saved through providing their families with aid in return for a promise not to mutilate their daughters
Nomadentochter by Waris Dirie( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast zwanzig Jahre ist es her, seit Waris Dirie ihre Familie bei der Flucht aus Somalia zurücklassen musste. Und immer war sie im Ungewissen, ob Eltern und Geschwister in dem von Krieg und Hunger gepeinigten Land noch lebten oder nicht. Ausgelöst durch eine persönliche Krise, fasst sie eines Tages den Entschluss, nach Somalia zurückzukehren. Die Ankunft in ihrer Heimat und die Wiederbegegnung mit ihrer Familie wird für Waris Dirie zur Herausforderung, sich mit ihrem früheren und ihrem neuen Leben auf sehr persönliche Art auseinanderzusetzen
Desert dawn by Waris Dirie( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puščavska zarja je nadaljevanje pisateljičine pripovedi iz prve knjige, Puščavska roža. Življenje v tujini ji je prineslo svobodo in uspeh, toda nikoli ni mogla pozabiti rodne Somalije, dežele in kulture, ki sta jo izoblikovali, sveta lakote in nasilja, kjer so ženske brez vseh pravic - a prav ta svet, ki jo je skoraj pokončal, jo je tudi naučil kako preživeti
Alba nel deserto by Waris Dirie( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Italian and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wüstenblume nach dem Bestseller von Waris Dirie by Sherry Hormann( Visual )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geheimnisvoll, stolz, wunderschön: Als die junge Somalierin Waris Diriein einem Londoner Fastfood-Restaurant von Starfotograf Terry Donaldson entdeckt wird, feiert die internationale Modewelt begeistert die Geburt eines neuen Top-Models. Doch hinter der glamourösen Fassade verbirgt sich ein zutiefst bewegendes Schicksal: Geboren in der Wüste Afrikas, wächst Waris im ständigen Kampf ums tägliche Überleben auf. Waris lebt mit ihrer Nomaden-Familie in einem Zelt. Wie jedes Mädchen in ihrer Kultur wird sie beschnitten. Als sie mit 13 Jahren zwangsverheiratet werden soll, flieht sie, um dem Willen ihres Vaters zu entkommen. Sie irrt tagelang durch die Wüste, bis sie schließlich die somalische Hauptstadt Mogadischu erreicht. Die Familie ihrer Mutter nimmt sie schützend auf und verschafft ihr eine Stellung als Dienstmädchen in der somalischen Botschaft in London - wo sie jahrelang das Haus nicht verlassen darf. Als Ihr ein paar Jahre später die Rückkehr nach Somalia droht, flieht Waris erneut. Sie taucht in der Metropole unter, hält sich mit Gelegenheitsjobs über Wasser und findet mit der quirligen Verkäuferin und Lebenskünstlerin Marilyn eine Freundin und Vertraute
Pismo moji materi by Waris Dirie( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Desert children
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Desert flower : the extraordinary journey of a desert nomadFleur du désert : du désert de Somalie au monde des top-models, l'extraordinaire combat d'une femme hors du communDesert dawnDesert dawnContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black communityDesert flowerFleur du désert : du désert de Somalie au monde des top-models, l'extraordinaire combat d'une femme hors du commun
Alternative Names
Varis Dirie

Waris Diiriye

Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie ator

Waris Dirie model uit Somalië

Waris Dirie modella e scrittrice somala

Waris Dirie modelo, autora, actriz e activista somalí

Waris Dirie Somali model, author, actress, activist

Waris Dirie somalialainen malli ja ihmisoikeusaktivisti

Waris Dirie somalische Schriftstellerin, Mannequin, Fotomodell und UN-Sonderbotschafterin

Waris Dirieová

Γουόρις Ντίρι

Варис Дирие писательница, фотомодель и общественный деятель

Варис Дирије

Дирие, Варис писательница, фотомодель и общественный деятель

Уейърис Дайри

Վարիս Դիրիե

דירי, וריס 1965-

ואריס דירי

واريس ديري

واریس دیری

واریس دیری مدل، نویسنده، بازیگر و فعال حقوق زنان سومالیایی

வாரிஸ் டைரி

වාරිස් ඩයිරී

디리, 와리스 1965-

와리스 디리

ディリー, ワリス

ワリス・ディリー

华莉丝·迪里

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