I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Nujood Ali & Delphine Minoui
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“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.”
Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells of abuse at her husband's hands and of her daring escape. With the help of local advocates and the press, Nujood obtained her freedom—an extraordinary achievement in Yemen, where almost half of all girls are married under the legal age. Nujood's courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has inspired other young girls in the Middle East to challenge their marriages. Hers is an unforgettable story of tragedy, triumph, and courage.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
From Publishers Weekly
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A good book to read, its one of those fast reads that keeps you wanting more. An inspiring and touching story,
Such a great book to read! Easy to understand
This story puts into perspective what suffering is really about and how courageous Nujood is for only being a child. As you read her recollections of her happy times and her horrors, one forgets that she is only 10 years old. I hope to hear great things about Nujood's future but hope for the time being she gets to play and learn as any other young girl would. Simply amazing!