“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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However, it was the girls and women throughout this memoir that demonstrated these traits. I purchased this book on a whim at the book store today. She had, after all, had her father temporarily put into prison, and I would have liked some information on how the family dynamics changed or didn’t change. She comes from a world where this isn’t entirely unusual.

Finally Nujood mustered the courage to travel to court and demand a divorce, which was granted after much publicity. And you are left to wonder – ok, but what about the other millions of girls that live a life of slow torture and shame, and have never had the chance to speak up about it?

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced Reader’s Guide

The story is very simply told and easily read in a day or two. Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. I can’t help but wonder where Nujood is now, nine years later. Her family is poor and uneducated. Nujood goes to ask for a divorce and is told this is unprecedented and it will be a difficult case. As Nujood’s father said in court, “Women are just a curse” so why not use them for what value you can get?

I was reminded that it is only by the grace of God that it was not me dealing with this. It’s a book that made me feel so awful, and I can only imagine what Nyjood has been through. Marah pada sang ibu yang hanya bisa berdiam melihat anak gadisnya diperlakukan semena-mena.


It is painful, but necessary to read stories like Nujood’s. Nujood’s experience and her courage deserve a better book than this. Hari-hari dihabiskan dengan kecerian dan kegembiraan khas anak-anak. She lives in Beirut. Nujood Ali lahir di Yaman tahun It also isn’t unusual for men to have multiple wives, and for girls If this book doesn’t make you stfu about your first world problems like getting the wrong latte at Starbucks or not being able to find the right color of sweater for your chihuahua, nothing will.

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. The people that as children we rely on to protect us were the ones placing this child into the path of danger.

Because it is his sharafhis honor, that is at stake. For me, this is the strength of the book. Melihat bagaimana makan malam disajikan di sekeliling sofrah kain besar yang dibentangkan di lantaibermain petak umpet di lembah hingga kegembiraan saat ia berhasil bercerai. He had promised her family not to engage in sexual relations prior to a diborced age but immediately breaks his promise and forces himself on her. She is also moved to a remote v As you can tell from the title, this book focuses on a very disturbing topic – child abuse.

While the divorce was unheard of and paved the way for other young girls in the Middle East to speak out, the forced marriage of young girls is still a huge problem. The family then in crisis financially, the father decides to marry off the author who is aged just 10 years old to a man three times her age.

I would not recommend this for just anyone; you have nujold judge through the emotional maturity of your reader. Paperbackpages.


I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

Such marriages are really rare. Nasser, born inis herself a feminist and specialist in amd rights, whose involvement in Nujood’s case received m Nujood Ali, born inis a figure of Yemen’s fight against forced marriage.

But he did, he raped and beat her repeatedly, and his own mother egged him on. And yet, the book is published in with her as author? Nov 27, Natalie Vellacott rated it really liked it Shelves: What she did would be intimidating in any country, much less in a country where women are extremely oppressed and viewed as property. This book would, I think, have been better off as a third-person biography of Nujood, perhaps set in the broader context of a study of child marriages in the Middle East.

She is also moved to a remote village where she further isolated from anyone that might be able to help her. Overall this book was great with all the tension from the beginning of the marriage until the court case.

Kata-kata yang dirangkai dalam buku ini juga membuat kisah yang disajikan kian membekas ke dalam kaldu. The mere idea that girls let alone women suffer under this type of oppression is sufficient.

Return to Book Page. Marah mengetahui agama dijadikan sebagai pembenaran untuk berbuat sesuatu. The English-language version of the memoir was published in March Should they not be the ones to be responsible for this burden? But I found this to be the wrong way to impart this information. She accompanies this man to his community which is cut off from any outside contact making it impossible for her to run away.

Do you think she’ll succeed in becoming a lawyer?