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The Resource Saving Safa, Waris Dirie with Walter Lutschinger ; translated by Ruth Martin

Saving Safa, Waris Dirie with Walter Lutschinger ; translated by Ruth Martin

Label
Saving Safa
Title
Saving Safa
Statement of responsibility
Waris Dirie with Walter Lutschinger ; translated by Ruth Martin
Title variation
Saving Safa
Title variation remainder
rescuing a little girl from FGM
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Waris brings them to Paris and to Vienna, they learn about the foundation and Safa's father finally comes round to the idea of working for the foundation as well. As Safa was saved from FGM through a contract with her parents, the Foundation believes a thousand other girls can be saved through providing their families with aid in return for a promise not to mutilate their daughters
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Cataloging source
EUW
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Dirie, Waris
Dewey number
392.1096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN484
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Lutschinger, Walter
  • Martin, Ruth
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  • Nour, Safa
  • Dirie, Waris
  • Desert Flower Foundation
  • Female circumcision
  • Female circumcision
  • Female circumcision
  • Female circumcision
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organizations
Label
Saving Safa, Waris Dirie with Walter Lutschinger ; translated by Ruth Martin
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title on cover: Saving Safa : rescuing a little girl from FGM
  • "First published in Germany in 2013 by Knaur Verlag" : 'Safa: Die Rettung der kleinen Wüstenblume'
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054976350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780349005966
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912308965
Label
Saving Safa, Waris Dirie with Walter Lutschinger ; translated by Ruth Martin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title on cover: Saving Safa : rescuing a little girl from FGM
  • "First published in Germany in 2013 by Knaur Verlag" : 'Safa: Die Rettung der kleinen Wüstenblume'
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000054976350
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 276 pages
Isbn
9780349005966
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)912308965

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