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Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel (2007)

by Alek Wek

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From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel. Amazing book about a girl who was not at all a beauty, but instead considered ugly, living in primitive villages in the Sudan transformed into a New York supermodel.
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For my father, Athian Wek, and my mother, Akuol, who filled me with love. Also for my wonderful brothers and sisters: Athian, Ajok, Wek, Mayen, Adaw, Akuol, Athieng, and Deng.
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I was packing for the flight to London when my driver called to say he was waiting outside.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061243310, Hardcover)

Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek's life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she's not the featured model in print campaigns for hip companies, or gracing the cover of Elle, she is working the runways of Paris, New York, and Milan to model for the world's leading designers, including Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. But nothing in her early years prepared her for the life of a model.

Born in Wau, in the southern Sudan, Alek knew only a few years of peace with her family before they were caught up in a ruthless civil war that pitted outlaw militias, the Muslim-dominated government, and southern rebels against each other in a brutal conflict that killed nearly two million people. Here is her daring story of fleeing the war on foot and her escape to London, where her rise from young model to supermodel was all the more notable because of Alek's non-European looks.

A probe into the Sudanese conflict and an inside look into the life of a most unique supermodel, Alek is a book that will inspire as well as inform.

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Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek's life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she's not the featured model in hip advertising campaigns, she is working the runways for the world's leading designers. But nothing in her early years prepared her for the life of a model. Born in the southern Sudan, Alek knew only a few years of peace with her family before they were caught up in a ruthless civil war that pitted outlaw militias, the Muslim-dominated government, and southern rebels against each other in a brutal conflict that killed nearly two million people. Here is her story of fleeing the war on foot and her escape to London, where her rise to supermodel was all the more notable because of Alek's non-European looks.--From publisher description.… (more)

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