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.

Author: Mazunos Kagakazahn
Country: Comoros
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 22 March 2017
Pages: 453
PDF File Size: 6.43 Mb
ePub File Size: 19.76 Mb
ISBN: 780-9-17861-622-7
Downloads: 42912
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Votilar

How would you know? Omma started having bad dreams, and in the main room where we children slept by her side on little mattresses laid on the floor, I was awakened several times in the middle of the night by her sobbing.

He comes from our village.

Follow the Author

She experienced abuse that no one should, let alone such a young child. View all 3 comments.

Then one morning, worn down by all my crying, he told me he would allow me to visit my parents. Meanwhile, the men gathered at the house of one of my uncles to celebrate, and to chew khat yet again.

I will never get married again, not ever again. Omma gave birth to qm the way she delivered all her children: After her own parents fail to help her, she is able to get some guidance from one of her father’s other wives. He heaves a great sigh, eats his breakfast, and disappears for the day.

Inspired by Your Browsing History. I wound up as sticky as the kitchen, and my fingernails were completely black.


More and more often now, he was spending his afternoons chewing khat with some neighbors. A Comprehensive Sociological Dictionary. 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. With a bit of luck, he’ll act quickly, very quickly, and this evening I’ll be able to go home to my parents and play with my brothers and sisters, just like before. I couldn’t bear his meanness anymore.

I can’t even begin to imagine maltreatment that girls like Nujood are forced to endure. One morning I asked her permission to go play with the children my age. I’ve fallen into a trap, and I can’t get out.

Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. Dowla pula yang menyarankan Nujood pergi ke pengadilan untuk mencari perlindungan. He signed the marriage contract. So this will mean one less mouth. My body feels so much lighter.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

Her sister who had been married off at 14 committed suicide by burning herself to death. The men clambered into the open truck bed in the back, with other passengers who were catching a ride.

I advanced slowly, doing my best to avoid tripping over my out t, which was too big for me and dragged on the ground.

There was no way to get there except by mule. Right at the bottom, so far away, I recognized Wadi La’a, the valley of my village–it hadn’t changed. Whenever divlrced would complain about me, she would tell him hoarsely, “Hit her even harder. And who knows what might happen to her if she wanders the streets alone,” continues Mohammad al-Ghazi. We must alert the press, the women’s groups.


Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Reading this tragic story made me so grateful numood I wasn’t born into that situation or that community. Read reviews xm mention year old little girl young girls age 10 and divorced middle east young girl delphine minoui years old nujood had the courage ten year eye opening well written nujood ali must read true story women have few rights middle eastern eye opener read this book second wife.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

I could not get over how courageous this ten year-old little girl had to be. Nujood was ultimately returned to the very person that sold her in the first place. When my brothers used to set out in the morning for classes, they walked for a good two hours divorcrd reach the school, which was in a larger village in the valley. I’d imagined the courthouse di erently: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced – PDF Free Download

After a glance inside the vehicle, the soldier sent us on our way. The women seem furious, as if a tornado had just destroyed their houses. Jun nuhood, Meaghan rated it it was ok Shelves: At rst I felt almost relieved, as if marriage were an escape hatch, because life at home had become impossible.

A Train in Winter.