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Saving Safa
Author: Waris Dirie

ISBN: 9780349005980
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 10 May 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.6 x 2.3
Description:
From the bestselling author of Desert Flower: the true story of saving a young girl from FGM

Waris Dirie, the Somalia nomad who became a supermodel, and an anti-FGM activist, first came to the world's attention with the publication of her autobiography, Desert Flower. The book was subsequently made into a film and little Safa Nour, from one of the slums of Djibouti in the Horn of Africa, was chosen to play the young Waris.

The book and the film record many extraordinary things - from facing down a tiger, to being discovered by a famous photographer in London - but it also tells the grim story of female circumcision, an ordeal that the young Waris had to endure.

SAVING SAFA opens with a letter from Safa, now aged seven, who explains that she is worried that she will undergo FGM in spite of the contract her parents have signed with Dirie's Desert Flower Foundation stating that they will never have their daughter cut. Waris drops everything and flies to Djibouti where she meets Safa's father and mother who thinks her daughter should be cut to stop the community ostracising them.
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