Desert Flower by Waris Dirie, Cathleen Miller

Desert Flower

Waris Dirie, Cathleen Miller

nonfiction biography memoir challenging emotional reflective fast-paced

240 pages | first published 1998

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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 — ...
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Moods

emotional 83%
informative 70%
inspiring 70%
reflective 46%
challenging 36%
hopeful 31%
sad 28%
dark 25%
adventurous 20%
tense 15%
funny 10%

Pace

medium 62%
fast 35%
slow 1%

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