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Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie
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Country of origin: Somalia

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Description: Waris Dirie (Somali: Waris Diiriye, Arabic: واريس ديري‎) (born in 1965) is a model, author, actress and human rights activist of Somali origin. Waris was born into a nomadic family in 1965 in Galkayo, Somalia. At the age of thirteen, she fled to Mogadishu in order to escape an arranged marriage to a much older man. There, she briefly lived with an older sister and her family. Waris along with a few relatives later moved to London, where she resided with and worked for an uncle who had been appointed Somali ambassador. When his term in office ended, Waris remained in the city and held a job at a local McDonald's. Sh ... (more)
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