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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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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

In this day and age people should not be forced to live this way. Then one morning, worn down by all my crying, he told me he would allow me to visit my parents. I nujoood everywhere, anywhere, panting for breath. Ever since her husband had abruptly disappeared to who knows where, it had become a closed subject. Perhaps he aeg happy after all, and could nally buy himself the candy and blue jeans he wanted so much.

That is such an amazing feat, I am sure I can barely imagine the courage this girl had. Catching sight of my little sister Haifa’s sad face during the celebration, I realized with a pang that I would miss her as well. My situation is most exceptional, and complicated. When he brought me back to the courthouse on Saturday morning, it was hard to return to reality. It is ten year old, but the voice at times is far, far older than ten.

Out in the street, I was exactly on a level with all the exhaust pipes belching diesel fumes, which made my throat sore.


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People say they’re the ones who can help people in need. But there’s still one nagging question. No one to con de in, no one to talk to. Each time I heard him arrive, the same panic seized my heart.

When I would try to keep him from lying down on the mat next to me after he’d extinguished the lamp, he would start to hit me, rst with his hands, then with a stick.

Fate had not smiled on her with a joyous wedding. The world will always remember you, as the girl who said no and made a start for a better future for women and girls in Yemen.

It’s not a book for fun or entertainment and I dont recommend it to you if that’s what you seek. At ten years old, she is repeatedly beaten and raped by her new divorfed. Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. They must be policemen, or else soldiers; one of them has a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder. I realized that if I nhjood to break free, I could count on no one but myself.

What a contrast to all those veiled women out in the streets! View all 9 comments. As soon as I saw her, I liked her.

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No matter how hard I tried to understand how she managed to stay on the surface of the water, I could never gure out that mystery. 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? Malam yang dingin di Bulan Februari serasa kian menusuk di hati, jika diingat saat itu ia bahkan belum mendapat haid. She impresses me a lot. It was with that same resignation that I at rst agreed to my marriage, without realizing what was at stake.


For the rst time in my life, I saw Aba cry. This is a remarkable book.

In my parents’ room, there was much whispering about the two of them, but we children were strictly forbidden to ask any questions. I believe writing should also be used as a weapon- and weapons should be dangerous. As Nujood’s father said in court, “Women are just a curse” so why not use them for what value you can get?

I could not get over how courageous this ten year-old little girl had to be. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Mona, Ali’s older sister, loeses custody of her daughter. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

The trip home seemed quicker than our previous journey, but the same hideous images still disturbed my sleep whenever I nodded o: If only he can solve the problem once and for all! Then I remembered that the road north is full of checkpoints, and that we were only at the rst one. In NovemberU. Shada approached me this morning as soon as she spotted me.

Without a husband, without that dread of nding myself alone, at nightfall, in the same bedroom with him.