I Am Nujood, Age 10 and DivorcedBook - 2010 | 1st American ed. --
Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells of abuse at her husband's hands and of her daring escape. 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. Nujood's courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has inspired other young girls in the Middle East to challenge their marriages.
Hers is an unforgettable story of tragedy, triumph, and courage.
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K_ROK Aug 19, 2013
What a heroic story of this 10 year old girl and all the hardships she has faced. Because of her story many other Yemeni girls have found the strength and courage to come forward from their forced marriages of abuse and demand a divorce. A truly inspiring memoir.
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I am Nujood age 10 and divorced was an inspiring story for little kids who is forcing to weed at a young age. Nujood was a simple village girl who lives in a farm with her family. She has siblings and parents. The issue is that her family was poor and they couldn't afford it due to a lot of family and her father was drug addicted. Nujood's father decided to give a consent for a 30 years old man to weed his 10 years old daughter. She was subjected and married with a 30 years old man. on the other hand, the father made a contract with Nujood husband not to do anything to her until she grows up. Then the husband agreed and took Nujood to his place. In her husbands house, Nujood was facing many challenges. Namely, She was raped by her husband, which means the contract was broken.Her mother-in-law always encourages her son to do any abuse actions at Nujood which proves she was careless and unemotional. Next, Nujood decided to get a divorce from her husband. All she could do was she went to the court and talked several lawyers. Most of them did not accepted her a divorce request. They thought she was crazy because she was too young. However, one a woman lawyer understood her struggle. Finally Nujood got a divorce because of her perseverance and wise decisions. This shows she has power.
Biography of a Yemeni girl from a poor family. At age 10 she is married off as second wife to a man in his thirties. Abused, she goes to the courthouse and demands to see a judge and be given a divorce. Nujood does find a judge who listens, a female lawyer who takes and wins her case, and her story becomes known around the world.
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