“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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Place Published New York. Stay in Touch Sign up. Summary This memoir follows the journey of Nujood Ali, a young, Yemeni child bride from a rural village. In part, this must be so the novel can be read sm adults, but it does give it a bit strange feel to the tone. As 01 often the case, however, different strands of misogyny popped up in her life, such as her father stealing much of her money and using it to propagate even more misogyny onto a third wife.

Although it’s beneficial to share our experience, especially when we know our story can be inspiring to other people, Nujood is now what? The granting of her divorce was only one triumph, in a world of defeats for women. The title was compelling and I have a penchant for survival stories. Just a moment while 110 sign you in to your Goodreads account.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

Nujood’s voice was drowned out by “co-author’s” Delphine Minoui. Paperback divodced, pages. There is obviously sexual violence which wasn’t as graphic as I had feared it might be.


I’m not extactly sure if I like this style, though I did find the book compelling. 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.

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. 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.

Thank god, she found her way out and inspired many girls to do the same. In the end, it is not the type of tale that should be picked up for entertainment on a cloudy Sunday afternoon. It also makes 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. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night.

I felt like the author did not trust me as a reader to make sense of Nujood’s original words.

Divorcd sang pengacara memperkenalkan Nujood dengan dua orang gadis yang baru saja mengajukan gugatan cerai mengikuti keberaniannya. What does the notion of honor mean in rural Yemeni culture, and how does it differ from Western ideas of honor?


Certainly, it is very simply written, very simple to read, but there was no need to try to present it as her work with a bit of assistance from a second author.

Sep 20, Jeanette “Astute Crabbist” rated it really liked it Shelves: It gives the impression that Western outrage and money has the ability to change the course of a life for the better.

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

Nonetheless, in a place where women and children have virtually no rights, this was a remarkable case. View all 12 comments. They struggled for their daily food.

Yes, the story is a downer, especially when you think that she’s just one of thousands of girls who live through this kind of horrific experience.

I was reminded that it is only by the grace of God that it was not me dealing with this. Reading this tragic story made me so grateful that I wasn’t born into that situation or that community. She was later named Glamour’s Divvorced of the Year divodced It can’t have been as easy as she makes it sound. It’s not actually written by Nujood, but told to Delphine Minoui, who kept it in the simple form of a little girl’s telling.