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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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If I did, Mona would simply murmur that all she wanted for me was that I be happy and wind up with an a ectionate and respectful husband. It’s a real feat of mental acrobatics. Omma had also taught me to bake atbread.

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And I felt dreadful when they asked me to go with the soldier who would arrest them, to make sure he found the right address. Since I knew 110 one in the village, it would have been hard for me to seek refuge with a neighbor or beg a traveler on a donkey to save me.

A married woman cannot allow herself to be seen with just anyone–that’s all we need, for you to go ruining our reputation.

Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: Has it enlightened her relatives and neighbors? It must be like Nijood Square, the one in the heart of Sana’a where out-of-work laborers go, divorrced place Aba–Papa–often talks about. Next came the Persians, with their bushy eyebrows, who constructed canals and fortresses and recruited various native tribes to ght o other invaders.

Divorcrd Nujood was younger than the legal age for marriage in Yemen, her father and husband were brought up on charges. He, too, has a mustache, but he is more stocky than Abdo.

He wore a long white zanna, like Aba, and had a mustache. A country of contradictions. The circumstances were most unusual: I advanced slowly, doing my best to avoid tripping over my out t, which was too big for me and dragged on the ground.


The book is presented with Nujood Ali as author with Delphine Minoui.

I’d done very well there my rst year, and had just begun my second. Like us, he was originally from the village of Khardji, and he was looking for a wife.

Eventually, the men responsible paid a small fine and Nujood was granted her divorce. I’m saved, at least for the moment. He comes from our village. The climate in Yemen is so dry that everyone must drink several liters of water every day to avoid dehydration.

View all 13 comments. Sharaf, honor, comes first. The door slamming, the oil lamp rolling across the oor, and the sheets getting all twisted up. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Eventually, she is able to go to visit family in the city. A little farther along, to my right, I recognized Cocabane, a small village cut into the living rock, way up atop a hill. When my father returned from his all-male meeting, we were fast asleep. Was there any seashore where he was? How terrible when there is no one to turn to and no one you can trust.

The sound of my own voice makes me jump. Nujood’s real name is Nujoom. Would you like aye tell us about a lower price? There is even a tribal proverb that says, “To guarantee a happy marriage, marry a nine-year-old girl.

Nujooc New Kind of Monster. One day when I was walking in the street with some of my girlfriends, a neighborhood boy stopped us and started frightening us, saying nasty things that seemed insulting. Ditambah lagi, cerita tentang Nabi menikahi Aisyah ketika Aisyah baru berusia sembilan tahun. Don’t get me wrongI’ve watched the documentary and after reading the booki can only feel sad and heartbroken for what a young 10 years old girl had to go through!

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Every morning I wept, begging my in-laws to send me to my parents. Paperbackpages. 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. See and discover other k How could a simple illiterate peasant without a diploma hope to support his family in this capital, already collapsing under its burden divprced unemployed people?

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Mar 02, Minutes Buy. The only thing I would dislike about it is how she can be respecting her family? 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. Abdo’s constant liveliness, Frwe clowning, Mona’s jokes on her good dayslittle Rawdha’s nursery rhymes.

Today I have decided to say no. I felt immediately that she didn’t like me. With my colored pencils, I would draw waves in my little notebook. Why didn’t she come earlier, when I needed her help? View all 12 comments. Omma started having bad divorcex, and in the main room where we children slept by her side on little mattresses laid on the floor, I was divoced several times in the middle of the night by her sobbing. This book tells her story.