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by Alek Wek

  • Author: Alek Wek
  • ISBN: 0061243345
  • ISBN13: 978-0061243349
  • ePub: 1422 kb | FB2: 1515 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: Amistad; Reprint edition (August 26, 2008)
  • Pages: 232
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 930
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Alek: My Life from Sudanese Refugee to International Supermodel ePub download

Alek Wek has been the face of ad campaigns for companies ranging from Coach to Michael Kors to Nars and has worked the runways on behalf of designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Dior.

Alek Wek has been the face of ad campaigns for companies ranging from Coach to Michael Kors to Nars and has worked the runways on behalf of designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Dior. Yet her defining moments extend beyond the runways of New York.

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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Alek Wek never intended to be a model. Sudanese refugee to supermodel, entrepreneur and activist. Interesting first half of the book highlighting her childhood in Sudan. At 19, she was approached by an agent while walking in a south London park with an English girlfriend, whom Wek considered much prettier. In her memoir, Alek, the 30-year-old Dinka woman from southern Sudan tells the An engaging story of how a supermodel of the West came from a most unexpected and, at times, terrifying place.

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Here is Wek's incredible, daring story of rising from refugee to international supermodel.

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Alek Wek has been the face of ad campaigns for companies ranging from Coach to Michael Kors to Nars and has worked the runways on behalf of designers such as Diane von Furstenberg and Christian Dior. Yet her defining moments extend beyond the runways of New York, Milan, Paris, and London.

Born to a middle-class family in the Sudan, Wek found her life suddenly inverted when civil war broke out among outlaw militias, the Muslim-dominated government, and southern rebels. The conflict not only killed two million people, it created an entire community of refugees, including Wek's family—many of whom fled to London. Here is Wek's incredible, daring story of rising from refugee to international supermodel.

Kelezel
I purchased the autobiography of model, Alek Wek, because I was interested in how does a black woman become an international supermodel. Certainly, the odds for her success were against her. On this planet, the anglo standard of beauty is the accepted norm. I wondered why and how did the doorway open for her. Who provided "The Key" ?

After reading the book, I realized that a combination of elements were involved. These included: a strong work ethic, a competent business agent, compliance, obedience, and a very pleasant personality. Along with a vast network of peers that like you and a stick thin figure that displays clothing designs in a flattering manner, those are the ingredients for success in photographic runway modeling.

Her story, itself, was intriguing. Its intrinsic value showcases what made Alek Wek the woman that she is. Her book didn't adumbrate her life story at all. It traced her life from a childhood, with the Nilotic people, in Southern Sudan to her present day residence in New York.(2007) In my opinion, her literary writings made me feel as though I were traveling with their family until they separated and she was transported to London, England. The book was very graphic and informative about life in Southern Africa. And, it wasn't too verbose or abstruce. I enjoyed its first person autobiographical format. Additiionally, she addressed her dark complexion issues. For example, on page 157, she states that her skin color has helped and hurt her career. And, on page 159, she states that people in the industry never believed that she could any work unless it involved black features. Although distressing, she overcame these annoying issues and proceeded to create a niche for herself, as a model, with the help of people who believed in her and wanted to give her a chance. Certainly, I don't wonder about Ms. Wek anymore. Because, she is not an enigma to me.
Kajishakar
This was a touching autobiography. I remember the first time I saw Alek on the cover of Elle. She looked so beautful and I had never seen a model that dark on a fashion magazine cover before. To learn of her struggles in her home country and her battle with psoriasis to then become a model is so expiring! This book is an easy read although I was sad in a few places I am glad I read it. It opened my eyes to what growing up in different culture was like. I am glad to see how proud she is of her heritage.
Ghile
Deep and candid memoir from a supermodel who's unlike any other, who has lived so many lives at such a young age.
Detenta
My heart was touched and my mind engaged as I read of the triumph of ALEK's unique life. As a teacher of Sudanese refugees in the USA, Alex "educated" me by telling her story of Sudan's culture and suffering . I would recommend this book unconditionally.
Ximathewi
Excellent book. Alex takes you on a journey described in such detail I felt her every emotion. Great read, great success story!
HyderCraft
I bought this book after reading an excerpt, I believe it was in Vogue (or possibly Elle?) Anyways it's a really captivating but not long read. Might be good for a plane trip, etc. Despite her trying experiences of being a refugee and having psoriasis, she has a really refreshing, upbeat outlook and attitude.
Clodebd
I received the book in a timely manner in excellent condition. It was a very interesting story and Alek should be very proud of how she overcame such difficulties to become a beautiful and very caring women. Her country should be very proud of her too.
Alek Wek shared a story with me, through this book, that helped me to appreciate the mind of child growing up in poverty, in a family, in a culture, in a world of others who are not alike. Alek's story helped me to make connections to the old ways of my mother's mother and my mother and the very old ways that perhaps originated back in Africa; ways that were somewhat preserved from modern "civilized" ways. Alek's story helped me to appreciate the story I am leaving and hope to leave with my own children. Alek's words encourage me to be careful with my own (to say that Alek is "well-spoken" would be an understatement. As an aspiring author, myself, I would say about Alek's writing: it would seem she truly appreciates the gift of language and the power of thought behind it). Alek's book is appropriately titled in my opinion, she is not the girl of an impoverished African village or primitive tribe, she is not the rags to riches to story. She is Alek, a unique life force that has been affected and infected by the life around her.
This was a special treat for me for many reasons but mainly because it reinforced my hope that our kids are listening; not only to our words but to their environment. It was again a special treat for me...to be infected with the spirit of Africa, to feel the power of her words and her love for herself...who she truly is.
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