Waris Dirie


Waris Dirie is very courageous and brave. I don't think i would have gone far in life if i was in her situation. She is a perfect role model for all of us.

>>By Jessica   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

how many books has Waris Dirie Written in all???

>>By fritzy   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

She is a very bold girl who is never afraid of taking on challenges. She dares to try everything. She seems not afraid of anything. I hope my baby girl would have her this part of characteristics when she grows up.

>>By Jill in Toronto   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

I really enjoyed reading the book. I could get my eyes off it until I finished. Great book, good inspiration.

>>By Jill in Toronto   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

In my last message, I meant " I could NOT get my eyes off it until I finished"

>>By Jill in Toronto   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

She is an exceptional example of how an individual can rise above adversity and turn it around to assist others. A true humanitarian!

>>By Mills in Melbourne, Australia   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

Unbelievable!! Can't think of any other description!! Waris has inspired me in so many ways... you go girl!

>>By LaUrA   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

It'd be a great honour for me just to shake Waris Dirie's hand. What seemed unattainable became possible. Courage, both moral and physical one. There are few who could do the same.

>>By Ewa, Wroclaw, Poland   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

Waris is the best.
She is a very strong woman.

I'm from a country called ethiopia
and this ritual is still done in some parts of the country.
AND I HOPE it will STOP some day SOON.

I am a great fan of Waris and I hope that I will meet her one day.
( it would be a very big honor)

>>By Hanna   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

Waris is a very good example of a brave woman. She has scaped from the tabu of the circumcisation to explain to everybody in the world what it is still happening in some countries.
I have enjoyed this reading and I was very impressed in all what she did. All the action she took to go forward in her life.
It's incredible that this kind of criminal things still happen in the 21st century.
Hopefully, it will finish some day.
by Marta from Barcelona

>>By Fethmar   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

Does anyone have advice on how to contact Waris Dirie?
I would like to conduct an interview with her to write about her life and raise awareness about FGM. If you have any ideas, please contact kev_anselmo@yahoo.com.

>>By Kev   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:58)

I luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Waris Dirie, ever since i read her book my life revolves around her! If ne1 can tell me anything about how to contact her please tell me
Thanks Steph

>>By Steph   (Thursday, 27 Feb 2003 08:19)

Desert flower is an amazing story but i feel as if it has been glamoured up. Does Waris speak from the eyes of a supermodel or through the eyes of a somalian woman? Altogether though, waris is such a brave woman and i appluade her efforts! =o]

>>By ^-^viVi   (Thursday, 13 Mar 2003 13:45)

she's just FANTASTIC!!!!!

>>By marie   (Friday, 14 Mar 2003 20:12)

I never had read a interesting book as Desert Flower. It was great.

>>By Mariana   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 17:36)

I never had read an interesting book as Desert Flower. It was great. New Jersey

>>By Mariana   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 17:38)

I found her story incredibly moving. The oppression and pain she suffered in her childhood is so upsetting and depressing to believe that FGM and arranged marriages still occur as part of cultural or religious beliefs. I think its wonderful that she has gone so far and is able to write a non judging narrative on her life.

>>By Charlotte, Australia   (Wednesday, 30 Apr 2003 12:49)

I love her. I was crying while reading this book. So terrible. I am affraid now that I will start to hate all men who allows for FGM

>>By Hanneke   (Monday, 12 May 2003 12:17)

I found this story truely moving. It ws a very inspirational book and made me relise just how lucky I am and not to take things for granted. Waris is a very strong woman and I admire her for all that she's been through and done. I was discusted to hear about the womens rights in Somalia especially the FGM. No girl should have to endure this torture just for the sake of men.

>>By Stef   (Tuesday, 20 May 2003 12:33)

Waris is a very brave and courageous woman and i would love to have her courage. I would like to know of any information on what she is doing in her life at the moment because I am doing an assignment on her. If any one knows of any information plaese contact me at rhiannon_22@hotmail.com

>>By Rhiannon   (Saturday, 28 Jun 2003 10:58)

After reading Waris' book "Desert Flower" I was shocked to find out that some countries in the world still practice the "ritual" of FGM. It made me intensely angry and sick to my stomach to know that amongst everything else girls/women go through in these few countries, that FGM is another painfull horror they have to live with for the rest of their lives.
Its dreadfully and immorally wrong to make girls endure this pain. These girls will never know the pleasures of sex as long as they live.
Waris is most definatley a female role model of true beauty, strength and courage, whom everyone should look up to. I know I do. I admire her for her outstanding bravery and courage to speak out about FGM. I Luv Waris sooooo much (u are a beautiful person...Luv Your book heaps, I cried all the way through, never letting it out of my hands).

>>By FilmStar17   (Saturday, 2 Aug 2003 08:14)

how can I ever comment...I have no rights..Waris is SOMETHING! she's the most sexual woman I've ever seen in my life..The reason why I started reading the book was the cover of book..I was attracted by a woman..whos profile is really divine..and than I found out who she was and what did she go through...nothing else..my words don't mean anything here...

>>By Tamuna   (Friday, 26 Nov 2004 12:37)

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