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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced - Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui
I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
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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... show more
“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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307589675 (0307589676)
ASIN: 0307589676
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 188
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
4.0 I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
In some ways it is difficult to review this book for a few reasons. First is that an adult ghost wrote the words, trying to sound like a 9-10 year old. It does read oddly, but then again Nujood goes through things that no 9-10 year old should.I found it appalling that the adults in her life actually...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it
5.0 I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
What a brave young lady! Married at the age of 10, Nujood mustered up the courage to leave her abuser and fight against the injustice of child-marriage in her native country of Yemen. Her story is heart wrenching and inspirational at the same time. It's a pretty quick read that left me with a ren...
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