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Dirie, Waris

Overview
Works: 86 works in 511 publications in 24 languages and 5,424 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Case studies 
Subject Headings: Women--Political activity 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1236.5.S58, 305.42092
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Desert children by Waris Dirie( Book )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 564 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
Mijn woestijn : ervaringen van een nomadendochter, topmodel en speciaal ambassadeur van de Verenigde Naties by Waris Dirie( Book )
106 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Waris Dirie leads a double life -- by day, she is an international supermodel and human rights ambassador for the United Nations; by night, she dreams of the simplicity of life in her native Somalia and the family she was forced to leave behind. Desert Flower, her intimate and inspiring memoir, is a must-read for anyone who has ever wondered about the beauty of African life, the chaotic existence of a supermodel, or the joys of new motherhood. Waris was born into a traditional Somali family, desert nomads who engaged in such ancient and antiquated customs as genital mutilation and arranged marriage. At twelve, she fled an arranged marriage to an old man and traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu -- the first leg of an emotional journey that would take her to London as a house servant, around the world as a fashion model, and eventually to America, where she would find peace in motherhood and humanitarian work for the U.N. Today, as Special Ambassador for the U.N., she travels the world speaking out against the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation, promoting women's reproductive rights, and educating people about the Africa she fled -- but still deeply loves. Desert Flower will be published simultaneously in eleven languages throughout the world and is currently being produced as a feature film by Rocket Pictures UK
Dochter van de nomaden by Waris Dirie( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 255 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
Brief aan mijn moeder by Waris Dirie( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 212 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
Mijn thuis by Waris Dirie( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 169 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 157 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
Onze verborgen tranen by Waris Dirie( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 152 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
Mijn woestijn by Waris Dirie( Book )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 108 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; gevolgd door het verslag van een bezoek aan haar familie in Somalië
Mijn woestijn : van nomadendochter tot topmodel by Waris Dirie( Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 98 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
Schmerzenskinder by Waris Dirie( Book )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 58 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
Desert flower : the extraordinary journey of a desert nomad by Waris Dirie( Book )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En somalisk kvindes beretning om sin opvækst, omskæring og flugt hjemmefra som trettenårig, da hun ikke ville giftes væk til en tresårig mand og om hendes fortsatte liv i England og USA, hvor hun bliver anerkendt fotomodel og talskvinde i FN for afrikanske kvinders rettigheder
Wüstenblume nach dem Bestseller von Waris Dirie ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 24 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
Lettera a mia madre by Waris Dirie( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amanecer en el desierto by Waris Dirie( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flor del desierto by Waris Dirie( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fleur du désert by Sherry Hormann( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in French and English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'ascension d'une jeune Somalienne qui a fui son pays, a connu l'esclavage dans une ambassade à Londres et est devenue l'une des plus célèbres top-models... Biopic tout en émotion
Echte vrouwen denken anders ( Book )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Dutch and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aan het woord komen vrouwen die in hun tijd en binnen hun cultuur een andere weg insloegen, omdat zij zich lieten leiden door hun eigen wensen en waarden, en niet door de normen en waarden van de opgelegde mannenmaatschappij
Desert dawn by Waris Dirie( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fashion model and UN ambassador Waris Dirie was born into a traditional family of tribal desert nomads in Somalia and told the story of her escape from there in "Desert Flower". Here she traces the roots of her courage, resilience and humour back to her motherland, and particularly her mother
SAFA : die Rettung der kleinen Wüstenblume by Waris Dirie( Book )
4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fleur du désert Desert flower ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Issue d'une famille de nomades somaliens, Waris connaît une enfance rude mais heureuse car entourée des siens. Mais quand son père décide de la marier à l'âge de 13 ans, Waris prend la fuite. Traversant le désert au péril de sa vie, elle atteint la ville de Mogadiscio et retrouve sa grand-mère. Cette dernière lui fait quitter le pays en lui trouvant un poste de "bonne à tout faire" à l'ambassade de Somalie à Londres. Waris y travaille pendant 6 ans, telle une esclave, totalement recluse et coupée du monde extérieur.Quand la guerre civile éclate en Somalie, l'ambassade ferme. Waris se retrouve livrée à elle-même dans les rues de Londres, ne sachant pas un mot d'anglais. C'est alors qu'elle rencontre Marilyn avec qui elle se lie d'amitié. Cette jeune femme, délurée et originale, l'héberge et l'aide à trouver un emploi.Travaillant dans un fast food, Waris est remarquée par un célèbre photographe de mode. Grâce à lui, elle rejoint une agence de mannequins. Malgré de nombreuses péripéties, elle devient rapidement l'un des plus grands top model international..."
 
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Alternative Names
Dirie, Waris 1965-
ディリー, ワリス
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German (111)
English (105)
Dutch (39)
Polish (28)
Spanish (27)
Italian (20)
French (20)
Turkish (8)
Japanese (6)
Slovenian (5)
Czech (4)
Hungarian (4)
Persian (3)
Greek, Modern (3)
Danish (3)
Arabic (2)
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Portuguese (1)
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