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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
Author: Nujood Ali - Delphine Minoui
ISBN 13: 9780307589675
ISBN 10: 307589676
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
List Price: $12.00

"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...

The Washington Post - Isobel Coleman

…a shocking book that captures the social challenges facing Yemen better than any scholarly work could hope to do.