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Alek : my life from Sudanese refugee to international supermodel

Author: Alek Wek
Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2008, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Amistad paperback edView all editions and formats
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Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek's life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she's not the featured model in hip advertising campaigns, she is working the runways for the world's leading designers. But nothing in her early years prepared her for the life of a model. Born in the southern Sudan, Alek knew only a few years  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Alek Wek; Alek Wek
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alek Wek
ISBN: 9780061243349 0061243345
OCLC Number: 191930104
Notes: "A hardcover edition of this book was published in 2007 by Amistad, in imprint of HarperCollins Publishers", T. p. verso.
Description: 213 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Alex Wek.

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Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek's life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she's not the featured model in hip advertising campaigns, she is working the runways for the world's leading designers. But nothing in her early years prepared her for the life of a model. Born in the southern Sudan, Alek knew only a few years of peace with her family before they were caught up in a ruthless civil war that pitted outlaw militias, the Muslim-dominated government, and southern rebels against each other in a brutal conflict that killed nearly two million people. Here is her story of fleeing the war on foot and her escape to London, where her rise to supermodel was all the more notable because of Alek's non-European looks.--From publisher description.

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