WorldCat Identities

Dirie, Waris

Overview
Works: 103 works in 595 publications in 21 languages and 5,661 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  Case studies 
Subject Headings: Women--Political activity 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: HQ1236.5.S58, 305.42092
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Desert children by Waris Dirie( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Slovenian and held by 501 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
Desert dawn by Waris Dirie( Book )

57 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 259 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 by Waris Dirie( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Dutch and held by 207 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
Wüstenblume by Waris Dirie( Book )

52 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in German and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waris wächst in einer Nomadenfamilie in der Wüste Somalias auf. Als sie mit 13 Jahren einen alten Mann heiraten soll, flieht sie nach Mogadischu. Als Dienstmädchen des Botschafters kommt sie nach London und wird dort von einem Modefotografen entdeckt
Mijn thuis by Waris Dirie( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 176 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
Onze verborgen tranen by Waris Dirie( Book )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 175 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
Brief aan mijn moeder by Waris Dirie( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 156 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 3 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslag van de persoonlijke strijd van de schrijfster om een jong meisje uit Djibouti te beschermen tegen vrouwenbesnijdenis
Desert flower( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 103 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 : van nomadendochter tot topmodel by Waris Dirie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 95 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 by Sherry Hormann( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 79 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
Fiore del deserto : storia di una donna by Waris Dirie( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in Italian and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert flower : the extraordinary journey of a desert nomad by Waris Dirie( Book )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 53 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
Saving Safa by Waris Dirie( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 47 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 )

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

Jahre nach ihrer Flucht besucht Waris Dirie ihre Familie in Somalia. - Die bewegende persönliche Auseinandersetzung einer Frau mit ihrem Leben zwischen zwei Kulturen
Wüstenblume nach dem Bestseller von Waris Dirie by Sherry Hormann( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 32 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
Figlie del dolore by Waris Dirie( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il testo racconta l'indagine svolta da Waris Dirie e dalla giornalista Corinna Milborn sulla pratica della mutilazione genitale femminile in Europa. Esse stimano che oltre 500.000 tra donne e bambine siano vittime o siano a rischio dell'infibulazione. Attualmente, la Francia è il solo paese in cui vige una legge che punisce chi la pratica, ma nessun paese europeo riconosce ufficialmente il timore di subire la mutilazione come ragione sufficiente a chiedere e ottenere asilo. Questo libro dà voce a tutte quelle donne che dall'esempio di Waris Dirie hanno tratto il coraggio di parlare e denunciare la loro atroce condizione. Un grido di dolore che osa sfidare antiche e odiose tradizioni per venire allo scoperto e chiedere a tutti di fare qualcosa. (Alice)
Brief aan mijn moeder by Waris Dirie( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lettera a mia madre by Waris Dirie( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puščavska roža : nenavadno potovanje puščavske nomadke by Waris Dirie( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Slovenian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Desert children
Alternative Names
Varis Dirie

Waris Diiriye

Waris Dirie model uit Somalië

Waris Dirie modella e scrittrice somala

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

Waris Dirieová

Варис Дирије

Дирие, Варис писательница, фотомодель и общественный деятель

Уейърис Дайри

דירי, וריס 1965-

ואריס דירי

واريس ديري

واریس دیری

வாரிஸ் டைரி

디리, 와리스

ディリー, ワリス

ワリス・ディリー

华莉丝·迪里

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Desert dawnDesert flower : the extraordinary journey of a desert nomadDesert dawnFleur du désert : le combat d'un top-model contre l'excision