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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
by Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui

Published: 2010-03-02
Paperback : 188 pages
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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 ...
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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.

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by SKLipp$ (see profile) 06/11/18

The book is not what I expected. It is written in the voice of 10-year old Nujood. Probably more suitable as a youth’s book than an adult. Nujood is courageous and worthy of Glamour’s Woman of the... (read more)

 
  "I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced"by whaagenson (see profile) 06/21/11

This is a memoir written by a 10 year old, with help, and that is how it reads. It was interesting, but doesn't go into a lot of depth. Nujood explains things the way she saw them happen in her naive,... (read more)

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