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Alek: Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel

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Year: 2007
By: Alek Wek>
ISBN: 9780061243318

Alek Wek grew up in the Sudan in the midst of the vicious civil war. Now, at age 28, she is one of the most sought-after supermodels in the world; as a model, refugee activist and businesswoman she is a worldwide inspiration.

This remarkable real-life story sheds light on her journey from war-torn Sudan, her escape to London at the age of fourteen, all the way to new beginnings in New York. Alek’s memoir is a poignant and powerful story that gives an unforgettable insight into her rise to fame and her dedication to refocus the world’s attention on those she left behind in the Sudan.

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