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.

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He must have lots of power. What city was he actually in?

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The stuff of dreams. Ahe the age of 10, Nujood was married off to a man of thirty. Ever since her husband had abruptly disappeared to who knows where, it had become a closed subject. What did it matter–I had to escape from this trap. To me, it was a big celebration most of all, with lots of presents, and chocolate, and jewelry.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

Now and then Omma would take us to the market held every Saturday in the heart of the valley, and for us, this was a major excursion. Your face must be seen by no one but your husband.

He never said my first name.

Yemen’s head of state is a president whose photograph often decorates the display windows of shops, but power in this country lies also with tribal chiefs in turbans who wield enormous authority in the villages, whether it’s a question of arms sales, marriage, or the commerce and culture of khat. This is her story, qnd just about the marriage, but about her family before and after the divorce.

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

In NovemberU. What a contrast to all those veiled women out in the streets! After her own parents fail to help her, she is able to get some guidance from one of her an other wives.


The sound of my own voice makes me jump. My wedding celebration, which began at lunchtime, was quickly over. All those horrible things he made me endure, day I nafterKhardji, day, night after night–whom could I tell about them?

It shows what can happen in a community or people group that doesn’t have the light of God in any capacity. I’d love to read their lips to nd out what they’re saying, but the niqabs that match their long black robes hide everything except their big, round eyes. anx

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

She never denies the poverty that drives her parents and oppresses her brothers, even as she reveals their cruelty. Nujood goes to ask for a divorce and is told this is unprecedented and it will be a difficult case.

When my father returned from his all-male meeting, we were fast asleep. He smelled so awful, a mixture of tobacco and onion.

It also divorrced clear that her lawyer’s well-intentioned placement of her in school after her plight made international news did not yield immediate success; the child could not immediately cope with a life of regular school hours.

Seorang gadis berusia 9 tahun meninggal setelah tiga hari usia pernikahannya dengan seorang pria Arab. She was old and ugly, with skin as wrinkled as a lizard’s. Omma says that even the mobile medical clinics never risked trying to reach Khardji. I can see his surprise, see him trying to conceal his emotions.

And marriage–what exactly did that mean? Dreams of water–not of rivers, but the ocean. To go from one room to another, we had to cross the central courtyard, which became our living room in the summer, adapting itself to all our family’s needs. No matter how I screamed, no one came to help me. So I’d simply put my childish curiosity back in the cupboard and gone out to play in the garden with my brothers and sisters. Nujood Ali was the first child bride in Yemen to win a divorce, an event that she wrote about in… More about Nujood Ali.


Hers is an unforgettable story of tragedy, triumph, and courage. The marriage, in part, seems to have been a way to reduce the number of mouths to feed according to Ali’s father it was to stop her from being kidnapped.

How could a simple illiterate peasant without a diploma hope to support his family in this capital, already spoke. So this will mean one less mouth. Then it was Haifa’s and my turn to try it. Later I learned that marriages to little girls are not unusual in the countryside, so for these people, I didn’t seem like an exception.

And unfortunately, I cannot promise that you will win. Reading this tragic story made me so grateful that I wasn’t born into that situation or that community. I felt paralyzed, as if I had been tied down. How terrible when there is no one to turn to and no one you can trust. Also, I think that the lack detail, in particular about the legal aspects of the case was done for two reasons 1 it is Ali’s story from her pov so she would lack that knowledge and 2 so the book can be read by non-adults.

So I have to nd one and tell him my story. Before I comment on the book, I have to say something about the writer. Thankfully, the judges decide to take up Nujood’s cause.

Let’s just say that Khardji is not too far from Hajja, an important city in northwestern Yemen, to the north of Sana’a. Seriously, at the age of 10, when many American girls are wearing booty shorts and trying to emulate Miley Curys, Nujood is sold by her family to a year-old man as his wife.