“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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Do you think Nujood will be able to protect her siblings? Perhaps there is something about being stripped of what makes one human that pushes the strongest of us to fight in ways we did not know we could to re-establish claim to our own selves.

Introducing the work, New York Times op-ed k Nicholas Kristof praised the work done to raise awareness regarding such societal problems as terrorism, associated with polygamy and child marriage, saying, “little girls like Nujood may prove more effective than missiles at defeating terrorists.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

It’s not a book for fun or entertainment and I dont recommend it to you if that’s what you seek. Do you think she’ll succeed in becoming a lawyer? I believe writing should also be used as a weapon- and weapons should be dangerous. I was in awe of this young nyjood.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

It is painful, but necessary to read stories like Nujood’s. Penerima penghargaan Albert Loudress ini meliput berita-berita mengenai Iran dan Timur Tengah sejak Arwa dipaksa menikah dengan orang yang berusia 25 tahun lebih tua.

This is delineated in an exchange between Nujood and her mother. Do you think she will become a lawyer and help other girls like herself, as she says she hopes to do? She is given a “safe haven” of sorts while the case is brought before the court. While this isn’t the type of story that you read for enjoyment, it is the type that you read for enlightenment.


At the age of ten, she obtained a divorce, breaking with the tribal tradition. I just looked at the cover and the pictures and thought that she looks so little and beautiful. As the mother of two young girls, this is something that is never far from my mind.

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Profil Austrian news magazine. Nujood’s story is heartbreaking, and her bravery is inspiring. Th I can not rate this book or comment on it, since I think it’s purpose is to raise awareness. I would not recommend this for just anyone; you have to judge through nujooc emotional maturity of your reader.

Ia juga menggemari coklat. Childhood marriage and rape is something that needs to be addressed way more often. This story is “current”.

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I leave this book wondering about ways to use my own education and place of privilege to bring greater equity to all of us, world-wide. Women are just commodities to be fucked, bred from nujpod used as drudges.

Read it Forward Read it first. The title was compelling and I have a penchant for survival stories. She finally convinces him to allow her to visit her family and whilst there runs away and does something that has never been done before–she goes directly to a Judge and requests a divorce!

Retrieved September 10, Nujood Ali lahir di Yaman tahun View all 12 comments. She is also moved to a remote village where she further isolated from anyone that might be able to help her.

Her sister who had been married off at 14 committed suicide by burning herself to death. Yet, this little girl was brave enough to walk into a courthouse and demand to see a judge and ask for a divorce.


Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a man in his thirties. He promised her father that he wouldn’t consummate the marriage until she’d reached puberty, but began daily raping her starting on the wedding night. Her father used a likely large portion of her book proceedings to marry a third wife. Ali was connected with her lawyer, Shada Nasser, at the courthouse, and her case garnered qge international attention and outrage.

Samantha Nujood changed her name to Nujoom which means “the stars in the sky”; her former name means “hidden one”; so this is empowering her. With that, the content of Nujood’s story is nujoox salient.

Once again, I am reminded of how lucky I am to have been born in a region of the world where women have rights. View all 3 comments. What she did would be intimidating in any country, much less in a country where women are extremely oppressed and viewed as property.

Don’t diivorced me wrongI’ve watched the documentary and after reading the booki can only feel sad and heartbroken for what a young 10 years old girl had to go through! I won’t pretend that everything worked out like I would’ve liked.

I hated how i had to read from the journalist’s perspectiveas if Noujoud had no opinions or feelings to sharebecause if she stood up to her husband and familyand managed to get herself out of this horrible mess, she’s strong enough to deliver her own story and has a say in this matter. Although this didn’t prove to be the in-depth expose that I had hoped for, it was definitely a worthwhile read.