An amazing true story about a woman named a nomad-turned fashion model and UN ambassador Waris Dirie. As her family travels around Somalia in search for water for their herd of animals, Waris gives a clear and descriptive view into her life. Unimaginable things happen to her, but I'll leave that for you to read. 
State-wide brownout here in La Union, Philippines left me the opportunity and motivation to finish Waris's book. I couldn't put the book down and I finished it in about a day of solid reading and sweating (no electric fan without power). Unfortunately that also meant no purified water, as the water shops use electricity for reverse-osmosis treatment. Ice also takes electricity to create, so boiled water it was...a bit warm. However, complaining to myself that I had no fan and no cold water, seemed trivial in comparison to what I was reading about Waris's life in Somalia. 
 

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