Zulekha online dating
Zulekha online dating
But if I find out that the Bushmen are being evicted, then as a private citizen of the world, I am totally against it.' De Beers naturally denies any role in displacing the Bushmen, but whatever the rights and wrongs of the issue, Iman has vowed to speak to a director of the Botswana Centre for Human Rights to discover the truth.
I still miss my homeland, and if I could do one thing in this world, it would be to settle Somalia's differences.My parents are getting to the age where they want to go home to die and they can't.' She stops, crying suddenly.'I have been back to Somalia and it was the toughest thing. I don't cry often, but I always do when I think of my home.' The Somalis, says Iman, are a tough people and she is no different - a situation partly driven by circumstance and partly by her inherently steely nature.Going back to visit the house we owned before exile. She was tough enough to earn the money as a model to put her siblings through college, and also hard-nosed enough to carry on working when her eldest daughter Zulekha (by second husband, Spencer Haywood, after a brief first marriage in Kenya as a teenager) was growing up.Going to see my old school and home and finding nothing left. Iman now regrets that 'work and career were my priority' and subsequently, the relationship between mother and daughter became difficult at times.'As a parent, you would never do anything intentionally to hurt your child, but there are things I regret about her upbringing.
I felt very guilty that she had to grow up with divorced parents - not guilty that I didn't stay with him, but guilty that my child didn't have stability.It's so important to give children a stable upbringing and I felt bad because I thought I'd messed up her life.'I had a difficult relationship with my own mother at times - my poor mum, she could never do anything right.'It just isn't fair for women,' says Iman, kicking off her high-heeled mules and settling back into a sofa, a vision in dark blue denim. Just as soon as we start to become more rounded people, we're too old to do things like have more babies if we want them.'She sighs, long and heavily, and you sigh along with her at the injustice of it all.She is married to David Bowie, has legs where most people's armpits begin and, at 47, is still staggeringly, awesomely beautiful. The ones, like me, that is, who have to stand next to her.Iman is in a photographic studio, somewhere in the murky depths of South London, and every so often, men working in and around the building sneak their heads round the door to take a peek, not quite believing their luck.