Waris Dirie

Author's books

Desert Flower


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.Today she lives in New York, pursuing an extraordinary dual career as an international supermodel and a United Nations special ambassador who travels the world as an articulate and passionate advocate of human rights.Now, in this insightful andimportant book, she offers an irresistible first-person account of her dramatic and inspiring odyssey.