READERS GUIDE. Introduction. Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters. “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. I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced [Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui, Linda Coverdale] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. “I’m a simple village.

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Could he survive imprisonment? Why couldn’t I take refuge at his house? Overflowing with a surfeit of poverty, suffering and misery, a new and better life, the Middle Eastern equivalent of the “American Dream” is not as easily obtained as naive young teenagers may initially think.

Abdo has an idea: Yes, the story is a downer, especially when you think that she’s just one of thousands of girls who live through this kind of horrific experience.

The door opens onto a room with brown carpeting. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Namun dunia Nujood berubah saat orang 100 menyatakan bahwa ia akan dinikahkan dengan seorang laki-laki yang berusia tiga kali lipat dari usianya.

Sitting cross-legged with the other local men, he would select the best green leaves from a small plastic bag and tuck them into a corner of his mouth.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

All I knew was that a week had gone by, then another, and another, and Jamila had not come back. So I got into the car with the soldier.

Pages with related products. Remarkably the judges at the courthouse were genuinely sympathetic to her plight, and she found lawyers and journalists ready to fight for her. I was right to be afraid. Not Without My Father.


Jolly and rambunctious by nature, Fares kept demanding more and more, and even began to threaten my parents, telling them he would run away if they didn’t manage to satisfy his cravings. And you are left to wonder – ok, but what about the other millions of girls that live a life of slow torture and shame, and have never had the chance to speak up about it?

In the evening, I was taking longer and longer to fall anc. But it was too good to last. By knocking on doors, my father nally landed a job as a sweeper for the local sanitation authority, at a salary that barely paid our rent, and whenever we were late with that, our landlord would shout angrily at us.

This book tells her story. Nujood’s case made international news and she became a sort of poster-child for women’s rights and child abuse organizations. I remember the henna decorations on the hands and arms of the young brides, with designs like flowers.

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Actually, she stops answering me because she doesn’t know what to say, since my name does not appear in any way in the o cial registers. Right at the bottom, so far away, I recognized Wadi La’a, the valley of my village–it hadn’t changed.

On the white walls, like the ones in a hospital, I can see writing in Arabic, but no matter how I try, I can’t manage to read the inscriptions.

Hers is an unforgettable story of tragedy, triumph, and courage. Every once in a while, she had brought me sweets; although she was shy and not very talkative, she was thoughtful and generous.


When the prophet Mohammad wed Aisha, she was only nine years old,” replied Aba. Yes, not only in Yemen, but also in Saudi and Egypt and God knows where else. I’m not sure how much of the book is Minoui’s and how much is Nujood’s dictation, or if ANY of it was her dictation for that matter. A few hours later, when he nally wakes up, I turn my head away to avoid looking into his eyes.

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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. The Boy in the Suitcase Nina Borg 1. Rree is only one such victim. Then, in spite of my fear, for the fre time in my life I climbed all alone into a yellow taxi. This important book gives them a voice and sheds light on an ugly secret that has destroyed the lives of children for centuries.

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Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Khat is illegal in the United States, but some people in immigrant communities compare it to coffee and support its important traditional role in social situations. Out in the countryside, most of zge women are illiterate. Nujood was married at age 10 to man in his thirties.