Come celebrate the start of summer at our first book club meeting on Monday, June 24, at 7 PM. We will meet at Amy Olsen’s house at 993 Park Avenue (between 83rd and 84th Street).
This summer we will travel to the deserts of Africa and beyond in Desert Flower, the spellbinding narrative account of acclaimed supermodel Waris Dirie. If you have a copy of the book, please bring it with you to the first meeting. Look forward to seeing you there!
About 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. 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. Desert Flower is her extraordinary story.
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About the Author:
An internationally recognized supermodel, Waris Dirie is a United Nations special ambassador who travels the world as an articulate and passionate advocate of human rights. She served as United Nations special ambassador for the elimination of FGM. She has since established the Desert Flower Foundation to advance women’s rights in Africa.