Waris Dirie Waris Dirie was born as a daughter of a nomadic family in in the region of Gallacaio, in the Somali desert on the border with Ethiopia. At the age of five years, she suffered the inhumane procedure of female genital mutilation. This terrible crime against women is practiced worldwide by Muslims and Christians. According to WHO estimates, 8, girls become victims of this incredible brutality every day. At the age of 13, Waris fled from a forced marriage with a man who could have been her grandfather. After an adventurous escape, she arrived in London and worked as a housemaid and at McDonalds.
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Shelves: favorites A couple of days ago I finished reading my twenty first book this year in English. My twenty first book was as great as my twentieth book. It was sequent to the book. I learned and thought a lot of things about Africa, Muslim, male dominated society and female circumcision. When she was thirteen, she escaped from her family and got a chance to become a super model in London.
She educated by herself and become a UN ambassador and a feminist to be against the female circumcision. In Japan we have a saying that our chance God has only front hair, and his back head is bold. If we want to get a chance, we have to grab his front hair. That means while hesitating, we lose our chances. I hated the fact that she came back to Somalia hating so many traditions and feeling liberated by the customs of the west. Regardless it was a decent light read but kind of a waste of time.
Her first book was sufficient. None of the content in this book was that special that it needs to go into a second autobiography I only liked this book because of its insights on everyday life as a desert nomad. None of the content in this book was that special that it needs to go into a second autobiography.
Visionaries Waris Dirie, born , Galcaio, Som. At about age 13 she ran away from home to avoid an arranged marriage with a much older man; she embarked on a long and treacherous journey that took her through the desert to Mogadishu and, from there, eventually to London to serve as a maid in the home of an uncle who was beginning a term as an ambassador. When his tenure ended, Dirie elected to stay in London illegally. She was illiterate, but she found work in the kitchen of a fast-food restaurant and a room in a facility run by the YMCA, and she took classes to learn to read and write English.
Shelves: favorites A couple of days ago I finished reading my twenty first book this year in English. My twenty first book was as great as my twentieth book. It was sequent to the book. I learned and thought a lot of things about Africa, Muslim, male dominated society and female circumcision.