Desert Flower

Author: Waris Dirie,Cathleen Miller

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061952272

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4068

"Waris's story is one of remarkable courage. From the deserts of Somalia to the world of high fashion, she battles against oppression and emerges a real champion. She is the most beautiful inspiration to anyone." —Elton John Waris Dirie ran away from her oppressive life in the African desert when she was barely in her teens, illiterate and impoverished, with nothing to her name but a tattered shawl. She traveled alone across the dangerous Somali desert to Mogadishu—the first leg of a remarkable journey that would take her to London, where she worked as a house servant; then to nearly every corner of the globe as an internationally renowned fashion model; and ultimately to New York City, where she became a human rights ambassador for the U.N. Poignant and powerfully told, Desert Flower is Waris's extraordinary story.

The Las Vegas Desert Flower

Author: Donna Foley Mabry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595449077

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 2548

Feisty, redheaded Alexandra Merritt has the curious dilemma of inheriting her former employer?s casino in Las Vegas?where anything can and does happen. In addition to learning the ins and outs of running the Desert Flower, Alex has to deal with the famous and the infamous with their special quirks. Hot-shot athletes, movie stars, and stand-up comics all converge on the casino. But when more than one of her guests turns up dead, Alex becomes embroiled in a mystery as hot as the Nevada desert.Beautiful blond Nikki Simmons has the face of an angel, the body of a goddess, and the conscience of a sociopath. A spoiled heiress, she kills for fun. When she instantly takes a dislike to Alex, she decides to put the casino owner on her list of victims. After all, what?s one more?Alex isn?t sure who wants her dead, but she better figure it out before the Desert Flower becomes Vegas?s next morgue.With its tantalizing mix of cozy and regional, fans of Carolyn Hart and Cleo Coyle will enjoy this second offering in the Alexandra Merritt mystery series.

Desert Flower and Desert Dawn Omnibus

Author: Waris Dirie,Cathleen Miller,Jeanne D'Haem

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781844081059

Category: Diplomats

Page: 470

View: 9365

* Inspirational, dramatic and extraordinary - the autobiography of a Somalian nomad circumcised at 5, sold in marriage at 13, who became an American model and is now at the young age of 30, the UN spokeswoman against circumcision

The Arizona Low Desert Flower Garden

Author: Kirti Mathura

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1586858963

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 6388

Fully illustrated and comprehensive guide to planning and planting a garden in the low deserts of Arizona

Female Genital Mutilation in the book "Desert Flower" by Waris Dirie

Author: Nevin Baidoun

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3346466361

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 11

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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Africa, grade: 2,0, University of Würzburg, language: English, abstract: The paper deals with the topic of female genital mutilation in the book “Desert Flower” by Waris Dirie. Waris Dirie became a bestselling author through her autobiographical novel in which she describes, inter alia, her childhood in Somalia and thus the genital mutilation she and her sister had to undergo. It is a lifestory which has contributed a significant part to the worldwide combating of FGM through the establishment of the Desert Flower Foundation. Simultaneously, Waris’ success story is a political tool for the world’s fight against genital mutilation and for human rights. The principal tool therefore is a natural non-dramatic perspective exposing her intimate experience, which is, in this case, her and her sister’s genital mutilation in their childhood.

Spirit of the White Eagle

Author: Jim Taylor

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 148091276X

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 1627

In the American Wild West, the only law is the gun, and justice hinges on the speed and skill of man wielding it. Orphaned in the state of Virginia and fleeing conscription into the Confederate Army, Matt Clayton makes his way to Mexico, then braves Comanche territory to head north. It’s there Clayton meets the beautiful Comanche princess Desert Flower, whose spirit will watch over him as he travels the West, building a reputation as a fast gunslinger and an honest man. When Becky Morrison’s husband and father are gunned down by the greedy Vince McKenna and his gang, Clayton finds more than he ever expected on the Circle K Ranch: love, a home, a future. But for a man like Matt Clayton, there is no peace until justice has been done. McKenna and his allies must pay for their crimes. But can one man bring down the quickest guns of the West? Under the guidance of the White Eagle, Matt Clayton might just have a chance. Spirit of the White Eagle is a classic Western, with nods to legends like Kit Carson, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday. Matt Clayton struggles with good and evil, with loss and hope, with friendship and disappointment, trying to find his place in a rapidly changing world, a world not so different from our own.

An Impossible Desert Flower

Author: Kari Kilgore

Publisher: Spiral Publishing, Ltd.


Category: Fiction

Page: 34

View: 7726

When the World Goes Strange Connie's first time in the desert sends her into sensory overload. So seeing and smelling the unusual comes as no surprise. But when her suspicion turns from unlikely to impossible, Connie brings in an expert. And realizes odd doorways pass into worlds she never imagined. What secrets does the desert hold if you know how to look? An excerpt from An Impossible Desert Flower: Where the Strange Seems Ordinary Connie resisted the urge to bring her smartphone out yet again to make sure she still wasn't getting any signal. At the moment it was a remarkably expensive digital camera, holding the dozens of plant photos she'd already taken on this trip. She turned herself out toward her personal undiscovered country and kept going. After a few minutes, she stopped, hands on her hips, raising her nose to scent the air like a good hound dog. She'd tried to pretend she'd imagined it earlier, but now she'd smelled it too many times. A campfire, clear as anything, with something that had to be meat roasting. And now...horses, as if she'd wandered into a sensory recreation of an Old West movie. But she'd never seen any old rancher or cowboy movie that featured an enticingly sweet scent, much more like a lilac than anything that should be growing out here. And yet again, just like that, the odd smells disappeared.

Beautiful CEO's Bodyguard

Author: Fan Tian

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647579872

Category: Fiction

Page: 307

View: 9858

Soldier King Ye Chen was one of the top fighters in the country's special forces. However, his teammates' deaths caused him to leave the army and return to the civilian population. On one side, there were many schemes and on the other, there were countless beauties. If one could defeat a tyrant, they would be able to kill off their enemy, win the favor of beauties, and then see how the super soldier king would play with his city life.