“I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced” Photograph by Delphine Minoui. My head is spinning—I’ve never seen so many people. In the yard. 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. Nujood’s father pulled her of school when she was in the second grade and forced her to marry a man much older than she. At this time, the.

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Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Glamour magazine ‘ s Women of the Year with Shada Nasser.

It pains me divorcde say that despite all that, I cannot in good conscience give the book a strong rating. Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties.

My own daughter is 11 and emotionally mature for her age, and I read this book WITH her, but I am also very open about talking about sex with both of my prepubescent kids. Finally Nujood mustered the courage to travel to court and demand a divorce, which was granted after much publicity. At less than pages, or around 2 hours of listening time, Nujood’s story serves to raise awareness of a very important topic.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

It’s a book that made me feel so awful, and I can only imagine what Nyjood has been through. This book is a good companion piece to Half the Sky: The urban elites Nujood encounters in the courtroom and at the Yemen Times lead very different lives from those of Nujood and the country people of Yemen.

As Anx father said in court, “Women are just a curse” so why not use them for what value you can get? 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. Retrieved April 10, Her father has also arranged a marriage for her younger sister, Haifa. Conversely, why was Dowla willing and able to give Nujood the help and advice that no one else was willing to provide?


Khat is illegal in the United States, but some people in immigrant communities compare it to coffee and support its important traditional role in social situations. Initially, I thought that experience seeing the world would allow one to grasp these traits. The West tends to see problems individually: On the advice of her father’s second wife, she went directly to court to seek a divorce. It shames me to think this is the divirced way wealthy countries will step in and try to bring greater equity to the poor.

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Nujood Ali

Tentunya selain alasan klise takut anak perempuannya celaka. Jun 01, Meaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: Questions and Topics for Discussion 1.

But I found this to be the wrong way to impart this information. I would not recommend this for just anyone; you have to judge through the emotional maturity of your reader. Childhood marriage and rape is something that needs to be addressed way more often.

The text makes abundantly clear that at the time of the divorce, Nujood not surprisingly had so little education that she was literate enough to write nothing more than her first name.

Her nad 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. Nujood is barely literate and the memoir was actually written by the journalist Delphine Minoui. When Nujood, Shada, and their allies go to court to seek a divorce for Nujood, what conception of honor are divkrced defending?

Recommended for the whole wide world to rejoice in her courage and to tell ourselves that we will probably never face anything so daunting in our lives, if she could face her fears and do it, so could we. Overall this book was great with all the tension from the beginning of the marriage until the court case.


Shafa dan Nujood memang sama-sama gadis kecil berusia 10 tahun. Eventually, she is able to go to visit family in the city. Then, this incredibly brave little girl sets out for the courthouse to ask for a divorce.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

Perhaps it is desperation or the fact divocred these women had to watch their lives happen to them as outsiders that unleashed a desire to own their lives, their bodies, and their fates. There was plenty of news coverage, there were plenty of interviews after her divorce.

I can’t help but think that by purchasing this girl’s story I have added a whole new level of “commodification” to her life. Tahunmajalah perempuan di Amerika Serikat, Glamour memilihnya sebagai Women of The Year atas keberaniannya berjuang melepaskan diri dari perkawinan paksa di bawah umur yang sempat dilakoninya. 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.

Unfortunately, you don’t really do justice to the story of the repeated rape of a 10 year old and her subjection to a deluded culture by writting “hopefully” about it. In Ali reported to the media that her father had forced her out of their home, and has withheld most of the money paid by the publishers. After her own parents fail to help her, she is able to get some guidance from one of her father’s other wives. They’re refused and the public view them as child abuse.

Unfortunately, the forced marriage of young girls to older men is an all too common occurrence in many areas of the world. To the point where I did not see a shift in authorial voice from the forward and epilogue written solely by Minoui, to the authorial voice of the actual story “told” by Nujood.