Desert Children

Desert Children

Book - 2005
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Tells us how Waris Dirie and the journalist Corinna Milborn have investigated the practice of FGM (female genital mutilation) in Europe - they estimate that up to 500,000 women and girls have undergone or are at risk of FGM. This work includes the voices of women who have felt encouraged and emboldened by Waris Dirie's courage, and speak out.

Independent Publishing Group
U.N. Special Ambassador Waris Dirie was born to a family of tribal nomads in Somalia. She told her story—enduring female circumcision, fleeing through the desert, and, improbably, becoming a top model—in her first book, Desert Flower. In Desert Dawn, she wrote about her return to Somalia and her work as a U.N. Special Ambassador against FGM (female genital mutilation). Her latest book recounts her investigations into the practice of FGM in Europe—it is estimated that as many as 500,000 women and girls have undergone FGM or are at risk. Here are the voices of women who have felt emboldened by Waris Dirie’s courage.

Publisher: Virago, 2005
ISBN: 9781844082520
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Alabaster, Sheelagh
Milborn, Corinna


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