Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel

Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel 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 modelBorn 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 notable because of Alek s non European looksA 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 ❮Reading❯ ➺ Muerte en Hamburgo (Jan Fabel, Author Craig Russell – Lavons.co.uk Alek Wek s life has been nothing short of a fantasy When she s not the featured model in print campaigns for hip companies [Reading] ➷ Jazz Age Stories By F. Scott Fitzgerald – Lavons.co.uk or gracing the cover of Elle ❰Read❯ ➱ Much Obliged, Jeeves Author P.G. Wodehouse – Lavons.co.uk she is working the runways of Paris ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ The Wrong Blood By Manuel de Lope ❤ – Lavons.co.uk New York [KINDLE] ❁ The Customer-Funded Business ❄ John W. Mullins – Lavons.co.uk and Milan to model for the world s leading designers [PDF / Epub] ✐ The Affair ☃ Emma Kavanagh – Lavons.co.uk including Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel But nothing in her early years prepared her for the life of a modelBorn in Wau ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Summer People & The Little House By Shirley Jackson ✐ – Lavons.co.uk in the southern Sudan ❮Epub❯ ➥ Beautiful Creatures ➤ Author Lulu Taylor – Lavons.co.uk 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 ❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Dr. Simon Forman ⚣ Author Judith Cook – Lavons.co.uk the Muslim dominated government ❴Read❵ ➪ Susannah (Sunfire, Author Candice Ransom – Lavons.co.uk 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 [Reading] ➷ An Obsession with Cigar Box Guitars Author David Sutton – Lavons.co.uk where her rise from young model to supermodel was all the notable because of Alek s non European looksA probe into the Sudanese conflict and an inside look into the life of a most unique supermodel [Lire] ➫ The Folded Earth: A Novel Par Anuradha Roy – Lavons.co.uk Alek is a book that will inspire as well as inform



10 thoughts on “Alek: From Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel

  1. says:

    I noticed that journalists often liked to say that I d been discovered in the bush, in Africa As if I had been a primeval innocent afoot in the forest when the great model agent plucked me from the muck and tamed me, without destroying my savage beauty I mean, I was wearing jeans in Cry


  2. says:

    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.


  3. says:

    Wek is both brave and beautiful A very interesting mix in today s superficial society But mostly I bought and read this book because I once saw her in NYC in the market with my Mum and my Grammy Mum and Grammy have no tact so they shamelessly followed her in a casual manner When she noticed them,


  4. says:

    Amazing Not a long book but covers so much ground Her journey as a refugee, life in London, move into the fashion industry, experiences of how her skin colour has defined her in all of those environments, wise insights into beauty, why we judge each other and so muchAlthough her life has been so differ


  5. says:

    This was an excellent book and a fast read.


  6. says:

    In the Memoir, Alek, written by Alek Wek, she explains her story going from a Sudanese Refugee to an international supermodel Her and her family were forced to flee to Britain to escape the Civil War in Sudan Although she lived in a very poor area, she was very fortunate to be born into a what was considered mid


  7. says:

    good book, fast read Most of the book is about the experiences of a girl fleeing away of the war between rebels and State army, the laters trying to instaurate Islam in the christian and animist South Sudan and the formers trying to avoid it but at the same time stealing, raping, and killing simple civilians Then the


  8. says:

    Author Alek WekRating 3.5 5The book was very informative about life in Sudan before and after the civil war I couldn t believe how brutal some people on earth could be , it s just inconceivable The massive loads of struggles Alek Wek had been through made her the successful woman she is now, I become to strongly believe t


  9. says:

    I think I expected that there would be a chapter about Alek Wek s youth and then most of the book would be devoted to modeling How wrong I was Wek seems to glow with good energy in her pictures, so I wasn t surprised to find out that I liked her very much in this autobiography What did surprise me was how spoiled I felt as I r


  10. says:

    Alek s family were no strangers to war, but during the first years of her life there was safety and peace Her family had a nice home, probably middle class to her countrys standards, and though they didn t always have food they were not starving They simply had enough to sustain a healthy life, and as long as they had that they wer


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