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 felt a little better not ad to look at his face during our long ride, but I could feel his eyes on me, and it gave me the shivers. With a sly smile, she studies the red stain. We learned that the meeting had taken place according to well-established tribal protocol. I can catch only a few words–childcare, justice, human rights–and I’m not really sure what they mean. More and more often now, he was spending his afternoons chewing khat with some neighbors.

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You submitted the following rating and review. Then the water becomes choppy. People say they’re the ones who can help people in need. Also, I think that the lack detail, in particular about the legal aspects of the case was done for two reasons divvorced it is Ali’s story from her pov so she would lack that knowledge and 2 so the book can be read by non-adults. They both explain to me that in Yemen girls aeg frequently married o quite young, before the legal age of fteen.

Much of the schooling entailed coloring and memorization of Muslim tenets.


Yemen’s head of nuhood is a president whose photograph often decorates the display windows of shops, but power in this country lies also with tribal chiefs in turbans who wield enormous authority in the villages, whether it’s a fivorced of arms sales, marriage, or the commerce and culture of khat. Sitting in a corner of the room, I refused to dance with the other women because I was gradually realizing that my life was undergoing a complete upheaval, and not for the better.

W ith”We need to do everything we can to get Nujood out of the clutches of her husband.

He lived in Beit Boss, a neighborhood far from ours, with his two wives and seven children. I could not get over how courageous this ten year-old little girl had to be. Cree that second incarceration, she gave up her risky escapades.

If only he can solve the problem once and for all! Oct 12, Mona M.

Nujood’s elder brother, Fares, learned this the hard way after leaving to make his fortune in Saudi Arabia. Despite the subject matter, I really liked this book. I hated him–I loathed them all.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. But what do judges do when faced with one like that? The Dressmaker of Khair Khana. It is a mysterious place where men never appear in public without curved daggers worn proudly at their waists, while women hide their charms behind thick black veils. Do you think Nujood will be able to protect her siblings? As I read her story, I couldn’t help but think that it was being taken from her and shaped into something that would attract the attention of a western reader.

Yemini child bride aged 8 dies of internal injuries on her wedding night to a man of 40 Nujood got the law changed to make 17 the minimum age for marriage.

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What was so bad about I really liked this book, because it was interesting reading about how tough her life was and what she went through with her husband. 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. This man then had an affair with the author’s older sister resulting in the sister and the man being thrown into jail and potentially facing the death penalty for adultery.


There are two televisions in this house–what luxury!

Nasser, born inis herself a feminist and specialist in human rights, whose involvement in Nujood’s case received much acclaim. Today I have decided to say no. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Her sister who had been married off at 14 committed suicide by burning herself to death. I really liked this book, because it was interesting reading about how tough her life was and what she went through with her husband. Eventually, she is able to go to visit family in the city.

And when we left the restaurant, a waiter sprinkled the grown-ups’ hands with perfume–and mine, too! She lives in Yemen. I’ve cried so much that my eyes are dry. And why didn’t anyone warn me about what was going to happen to me? Kisah perjuangan Nujood telah menginspirasi banyak anak perempuan lainnya yang bernasib sama.

Fortunately, her case is taken up by a compassionate judge who shelters her from her abusive husband and blackmail-happy in-laws. Has it enlightened her relatives and neighbors? I have not replied, so the man tries again. He comes from our village. A lawyer–but what for?