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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He claimed it helped him forget his troubles, and this routine had become a ritual. She was old and ugly, with skin as wrinkled as a lizard’s. She is a normal girl with parents and plenty of brothers and sisters. Nnujood, I headed toward our new “carriage”: If I did, Mona would simply murmur that all she wanted for me xnd that I be happy and wind up with an a ectionate and respectful husband.

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In a few hours, I will be divorced. Looking around, I spy a group of men in olive-green uniforms and kepis. But when he hears my reply, his face darknes. That evening, before falling asleep, I thanked God for not allowing Shoyi to reproach me for my boldness, or even mention my running away. So this will mean one less mouth.

My father’s brother-in-law, the only one present who could read and write, acted as notary, drawing up the marriage contract. Five days passed, five difficult days during which I kept running into walls. I had to say good-bye as well to my two favorite teachers, Samia and Samira.

Eyes wide, I look around at the disorder of the bedroom: Flies buzzed around me. A Comprehensive Sociological Dictionary. But most of all, I was afraid. I won’t pretend that everything worked out like I would’ve liked. Omma had also taught me to bake atbread. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night.


Today is Wednesday, and the Muslim weekend is about to begin.

Nujood is only one such victim. Fate had not smiled on her with a joyous wedding. Omma would set up an outdoor kitchen there, simmering saltas on the wood re while she nursed the youngest children.

I imagined that I was changed into a princess. Shima frowns, imitating an adult scolding someone. Buy the selected items together This item: Had he been lucky enough to take a plane, ying up into the clouds?

And besides, what reassures me is that he seems xivorced a real papa, who takes good care of his children. The religious indoctrination and resulting trauma inflicted upon young Nujood may take years more to heal, but at least she is free and safe for the present.

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The marriage, in part, seems to have been a way to reduce the number of mouths to feed according to Ali’s father it was to stop her from being kidnapped. 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.

Namun dunia Nujood berubah saat orang tuanya menyatakan bahwa ia akan dinikahkan dengan seorang laki-laki yang berusia tiga kali lipat dari usianya. Amid the dust cloud raised by the wheels, I tried to read the sign bearing the name of the dried-up village where we had run aground.

After they’d missed enough meals for want of money, my brothers nally joined the young street vendors who tap on car windshields at red lights, hoping to trade a packet of facial tissues or some chewing gum for a few coins. I was andd, so alone. How would you know?

She experienced abuse that no one should, let alone such a young child. As long as women are possessions, the contract – the bill of sale – between father and husband will remain more important that the actual marriage where there is no real contract as the girl is neither old enough in law to give her consent, nor is even required to do so.


Essentially sold by her deadbeat father to a man more than three times her age, Nujood’s childhood comes to an abrupt end. He was a showotrue, but he was still my favorite brother. Where is the logic in that? The mother was apparently operating some sort of scam to get money out of suitors. Then he ran his rough hands over my body and pressed his lips against mine.

Mar 08, Huda rated it it was ok Recommended to Huda by: What has happened to Nujood? She mourned three miscarriages in silence, and she lost one of her babies at birth. I remember her case when it broke in the news. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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From there on out, the court proceedings turned into a bit of a circus. I used to call them “the ladies of the old city” because their brightly colored out ts were just so di erent from the black veils usually worn in the street that these women seemed to belong to another age.

An excellent journalist with sterling reportial credentials AND an ethical compass I can think of a few who would fill the bill could have written a superb book with Nujood as the primary source. The boy with the scale was always busy weighing visitors who had time to kill, and now I sometimes smiled encouragingly at him.

Overall this book was great with all the tension from the beginning of the marriage until the court case. She gestured for me to enter. There are two televisions in this house–what luxury!