BRIEF AN MEINE MUTTER


This is the fourth book by Waris Dirie that I have read. Waris is a former topmodel from Somalia who now fights the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). She calles this practice a crime. I found three stories in this book. One story is the visit of her mother who is very ill to … Continue reading BRIEF AN MEINE MUTTER

review SCHMERZENSKINDER


In her third books Waris relates her battle against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). She finds out to her great dismay that even in several European countries FGM is being applied. Sometimes it is being done by a traditional female circumciser, sometimes by a medical doctor, some parents go with their children to their country of origin, … Continue reading review SCHMERZENSKINDER

review DESERT DAWN


The second book by model Waris Dirie is all about her first journey to Somalia, since she left her country as a young girl to work as a housemaid for her uncle who was the ambassador in London. Quite a few times Waris mentions what she already wrote in her first book. In this way … Continue reading review DESERT DAWN

review DESERT FLOWER


The international model Waris Dirie grew up as a nomadic girl in Somalia. When her father wants to give her away in marriage to a much older man she decides to run away from home. She is thirteen years young at that time. But this is not the most traumatic episode in her life. On … Continue reading review DESERT FLOWER