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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.”

Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-in-law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. 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. She was only ten years old.

Unable to endure the pain and distress any longer, Nujood fled—not for home, but to the courthouse of the capital, paying for a taxi ride with a few precious coins of bread money. When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood’s case and fought the archaic system in a country where almost half the girls are married while still under the legal age. Since their unprecedented victory in April 2008, Nujood’s courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has attracted a storm of international attention. Her story even incited change in Yemen and other Middle Eastern countries, where underage marriage laws are being increasingly enforced and other child brides have been granted divorces.

Recently honored alongside Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice as one of Glamour magazine’s women of the year, Nujood now tells her full story for the first time. As she guides us from the magical, fragrant streets of the Old City of Sana’a to the cement-block slums and rural villages of this ancient land, her unflinching look at an injustice suffered by all too many girls around the world is at once shocking, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable.

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The true story of Yemen's heroic first child bride to win a divorce describes her forced marriage to an abusive husband three times her age, her daring pursuit of the marriage's dissolution and the cultural factors that place girls at risk in Yemeni society. Original.

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A powerful new autobiography...It's hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcees — or braver ones — than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali.

--Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

Her case has brought international exposure to the archaic practice of robbing girls of their youth. Four out of four] Stars

--People magazine

an international icon of tenacity and courage

--New Yorker

One of the greatest women I have ever seen . . . She set an example with her courage.

--Hillary Clinton

This book took my breath away. It broke my heart but put it back together again with a renewed hope in the staggering power of the human spirit. What Nujood did to save her life was a miracle; that she did it as a ten-year-old child is, quite simply, astounding.

--Carolyn Jessop, author of Escape and Triumph

Nujood and all other girls like her who are traded like objects deserve to be heard. This important book gives them a voice and sheds light on an ugly secret that has destroyed the lives of children for centuries.

--Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran

Simple and straightforward in its telling, this is an informative and thoroughly engaging narrative

--Publishers Weekly

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

NUJOOD ALI was the first child bride in Yemen to win a divorce. Named a Glamour Woman of the Year in 2008, she has been profiled in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Time magazine. She lives in Yemen.

DELPHINE MINOUI, a recipient of the Albert Loudres Prize, has been covering Iran and the Middle East since 1997. She lives in Beirut.

Table of Contents

Nujood, a modern-day heroine — In court — Khardji — The judge — The wedding — Shada — Running away — The divorce — The birthday — Mona — The return of fares — When I become a lawyer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307589682
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press
Subject:
Social Science : Sociology - Marriage & Family
Translated by:
Linda Coverdale
Author:
Nujood Ali
Author:
Delphine Minoui
Author:
Ali, Nujood
Author:
Minoui, Delphine
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Social Science : Islamic Studies
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Islamic Studies
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Yemen (Republic) - Social life and customs
Subject:
Child marriage - Yemen (Republic)
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Middle East-Arabian Peninsula
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20100302
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
188

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Biography » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
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History and Social Science » Sociology » Islamic Studies

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
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Product details 188 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307589682 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The true story of Yemen's heroic first child bride to win a divorce describes her forced marriage to an abusive husband three times her age, her daring pursuit of the marriage's dissolution and the cultural factors that place girls at risk in Yemeni society. Original.
"Synopsis" by , A powerful new autobiography...It's hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcees — or braver ones — than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali.

--Nicholas Kristof, New York Times

Her case has brought international exposure to the archaic practice of robbing girls of their youth. Four out of four] Stars

--People magazine

an international icon of tenacity and courage

--New Yorker

One of the greatest women I have ever seen . . . She set an example with her courage.

--Hillary Clinton

This book took my breath away. It broke my heart but put it back together again with a renewed hope in the staggering power of the human spirit. What Nujood did to save her life was a miracle; that she did it as a ten-year-old child is, quite simply, astounding.

--Carolyn Jessop, author of Escape and Triumph

Nujood and all other girls like her who are traded like objects deserve to be heard. This important book gives them a voice and sheds light on an ugly secret that has destroyed the lives of children for centuries.

--Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran

Simple and straightforward in its telling, this is an informative and thoroughly engaging narrative

--Publishers Weekly

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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